20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  5​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning tool .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

1
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 12th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Portland sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Portland to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Trails, #Parks, #Nature

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature Center at Happy Isles and El Capitan. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Redwood National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Dante's View ©
Dante's View

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

You can fly from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Moorea Beach Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Marin Headlands, Safari West
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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