11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Moab
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip site .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Pioneer Place, take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), then stroll through Forest Park, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portland road trip tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Portland sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pioneer Place ©
Pioneer Place

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Portland in December, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon South Rim. There's lots more to do: stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Arches National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moab vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 16°F, while days are little chillier, around 36°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Outdoors Parks
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Sandstone Gallery ©
Sandstone Gallery

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