17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  14​h
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  3​h 30​min
Eugene
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Monterey
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Manchester

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey website

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in June, with highs in Seattle at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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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.
To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip site

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls and then step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park travel planner

Traveling by car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Eugene.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

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Eugene

Eugene
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. On the 25th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Hayward Field, then try your luck at Three Rivers Casino, and then learn about winemaking at King Estate Winery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Eugene trip planner

You can do a combination of car and bus from Crater Lake National Park to Eugene in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eugene

Fun & Games Casinos Wineries

Side Trip

Three Rivers Casino
Highlights from your plan
Three Rivers Casino
Three Rivers Casino
King Estate Winery ©
King Estate Winery
Hayward Field ©
Hayward Field

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through The Castro, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Eugene to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Eugene in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridges State Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary tool

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Lovers Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey travel planning app

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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day
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carmel day trip planner

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

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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 3rd (Tue), shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur day trip planning tool

Getting from Carmel to Big Sur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Coast Gallery Big Sur
Coast Gallery Big Sur

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day
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Friends of Hearst Castle and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambria route site

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Cambria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Friends of Hearst Castle
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of Hearst Castle ©
Friends of Hearst Castle

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hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start your trip to Santa Barbara by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Cambria to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cambria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

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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.
On the 6th (Fri), shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online attractions planner

Do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Las Vegas is much warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 46°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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