11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oakland
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Eugene
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Riverside
— 1 night
Drive
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Eastvale
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker tool.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, San Francisco is colder than Brisbane - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Oakland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Oakland

On the 6th (Thu), gain insight at University of California, Berkeley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oakland California Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oakland journey planning app.

Oakland is just a short distance from San Francisco. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Oakland

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the world behind art at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and then stop by Bookshop Santa Cruz.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz journey tool.

Traveling by car from Oakland to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. January in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey day trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Seattle.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in January, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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 other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip tool.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Portland, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Eugene.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Eugene

— 1 night
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Eugene trip planning tool.

You can drive from Portland to Eugene in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Eugene to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Eugene in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Riverside.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums

Riverside

— 1 night
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Riverside vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Riverside takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Riverside when traveling from San Diego in January, with lows around 8°C. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Eastvale.

Things to do in Riverside

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Eastvale

Eastvale is a city located in northwestern Riverside County, California, the Inland Empire region of Southern California. To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Eastvale trip itinerary planning website.

Eastvale is very close to Riverside. In January, daytime highs in Eastvale are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Eastvale

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Getting from Eastvale to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Eastvale in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.