11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
Amsterdam

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In January, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House and then buy something for everyone on your list at Great Mall.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Jose

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Great Mall
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Great Mall ©
Great Mall
Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House

1
day
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum and then see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip generator.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Sacramento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Sacramento sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento
Old Sacramento

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day
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Powell's City of Books, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sacramento to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in January, you will find days in Portland are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion

1
day
Salem

Salem
Salem is the capital of the U.S. On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Willamette Heritage Center, then steep yourself in history at Bush House Museum, then learn about winemaking at Left Coast Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Bethel Heights Vineyard.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salem sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Portland to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

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Left Coast Cellars
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Willamette Heritage Center
Willamette Heritage Center
Left Coast Cellars ©
Left Coast Cellars
Bush House Museum ©
Bush House Museum

2
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse-Studio, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and then look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then stop by Fran's Chocolates, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle custom trip planner.

You can drive from Salem to Seattle in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In January in Seattle, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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