12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Walt Disney Family Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lands End and Cable Car Museum. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Charlotte in February since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 48°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Freakybuttrue Peculiarium.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Portland is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 51°F and lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Tours · Museums

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder website.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in February, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 18th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Diamond Peak and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 41°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Escape the urban bustle at Crystal Cove and Santa Monica Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Manhattan Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Newport Beach (in Newport Beach) and Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, steep yourself in history at Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, engage your brain at California Science Center, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.