11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lombard Street. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): go for a walk through Lombard Street, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip app.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, stroll through Pohono Trail, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect little chillier with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, trek along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip builder site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in Big Sur dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Crater Lake National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Portland

— 2 nights

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 photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Portland by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.