11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salem
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
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.
On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and then pick up some local products at Esther Short Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, then admire the striking features of Vista House, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vancouver day trip tool .

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Champoeg State Heritage Park, and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Oregon Garden and then take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Falls State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salem trip site .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Salem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silverton, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Champoeg State Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Garden ©
Oregon Garden
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Asian Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, stroll through Ocean Beach, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco visit planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Salem to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salem in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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