17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Crescent City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
North Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
San Diego
— 1 night
End: San Diego

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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.
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seattle travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toPortland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland trip website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Portland

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Crescent City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for cooler days in Crescent City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to North Bend.

Things to do in Crescent City

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse
Rumiano Cheese Company ©
Rumiano Cheese Company

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North Bend

North Bend ©
North Bend is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States with a population of 9,695 as of the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our North Bend road trip website .

Traveling by car from Crescent City to North Bend takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in North Bend are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in North Bend

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Coos Bay
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Bend to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from North Bend in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Point Sur State Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Big Sur are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos State Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Cannery Row, and then contemplate the long history of Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip maker app .

Getting from Big Sur to Carmel by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 22nd (Wed), take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

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Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll through Jack London State Historic Park, do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery, and then admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sonoma online travel planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Sonoma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trip

Glen Ellen
Highlights from your plan
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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

Getting from Sonoma to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sonoma in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Bellagio Fountains and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas route planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 27th (Mon), get great views at Yaki Point, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Plan my trip to Grand Canyon National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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