18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Orlando
Fly:  7​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + tram + Fly:  5​h
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Orlando

3
days
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Diego Zoo, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind California Tower, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego vacation builder.

Orlando to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to San Diego. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect San Diego to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the next day, stop by Bergamot Station, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Olmsted Point and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Monica in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are cooler (34°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

2
days
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 21st (Mon), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, do a tasting at V. Sattui, then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Napa: highs are around 73°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
V. Sattui ©
V. Sattui

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Napa in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 68°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
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.
On the 26th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then make a trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
day
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park vacation builder.

You can fly from Portland to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 46°F at night. You will leave for Seattle on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

1
day
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 29th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle holiday planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in May, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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