18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Santa Maria
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
4
San Diego
— 3 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Walt Disney Family Museum. Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and stroll through Lands End.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. We've included these beaches for you: Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Hearst Castle and Harmony Pottery Works are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Morro Rock (in Morro Bay), Friends of the Elephant Seal (in San Simeon) and Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria). It doesn't end there: hike along Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Maria planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Maria by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Maria can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Morro Rock, Harmony Pottery Works
Highlights from your plan
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail ©
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Newport Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Broad. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Maria in July, with highs in Los Angeles at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visit Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Point Loma for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach and stroll through Pacific Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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