26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Bandon
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Moab
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Nashville
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Visiting Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planner.

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Seattle. In April, daytime highs in Seattle are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), stop by Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip builder site .

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Portland sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

Discover how to plan a Cannon Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

few
hours
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. On the 5th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Whiskey Run Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then identify plant and animal life at Coquille Point.

Plan my day in Bandon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Bandon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bandon sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bandon

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Whiskey Run Beach ©
Whiskey Run Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Ocean Beach. Relax by the water at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Baker Beach. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Point Isabel, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bandon to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bandon in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Point Isabel
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

4
nights
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and stroll through Windansea Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Rey Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
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 in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 20th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, get outside with Shoshone Point, and take in breathtaking views at Moran Point.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

few
hours
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moab route planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Moab at 76°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Moab

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

few
hours
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Nashville takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moab in May since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

#Tours, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours

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