15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Eugene
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sacramento
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, stop by Chukar Cherries, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Eugene.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Shopping, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

few
hours
Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. On the 29th (Tue), learn about winemaking at King Estate Winery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cascades Raptor Center.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eugene route planner .

Getting from Seattle to Eugene by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Eugene. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Eugene

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Cascades Raptor Center ©
Cascades Raptor Center
King Estate Winery ©
King Estate Winery

1
night
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 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Plan a Portland trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Eugene to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Eugene in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portland, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Eureka

Eureka
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Eureka sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Eureka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Eureka: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Eureka

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach

2
nights
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Jose trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Eureka to San Jose in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Eureka in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Jose, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toSacramento.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

few
hours
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Jose to Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from San Jose, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through SoMa, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Sacramento to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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