12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and stroll around Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planning website.

Quito, Ecuador to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Quito in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
On the 6th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip app.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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 7th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.