12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Saint Louis

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego route tool .

Saint Louis to San Diego is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Saint Louis to San Diego. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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 20th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then walk around Discovery Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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