12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Diego

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Diego. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, explore and take pictures at Oracle Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planning tool .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, San Francisco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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 23rd (Sun): stop by Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker .

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip maker tool .

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature Parks
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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Vancouver

Vancouver
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver trip tool .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. You will leave for Olympic National Park on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 26th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Vancouver to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Vancouver in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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 28th (Fri): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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