12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ferry Building Marketplace, Chinatown, Union Square, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Twin Peaks and Alcatraz Island. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planning app .

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 18th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Salvestrin Winery, do a tasting at Newton Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Loxton Winery, then learn about winemaking at Wellington Cellars, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Paradise Ridge Winery.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in St. Helena hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glen Ellen, Paradise Ridge Winery
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Salvestrin Winery ©
Salvestrin Winery
Newton Vineyard ©
Newton Vineyard
Paradise Ridge Winery ©
Paradise Ridge Winery

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 19th (Mon): trek along Redwood National Park.

Plan my day in Redwood National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Redwood National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from St. Helena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

4
nights
Portland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Willamette Valley and Portland Art Museum. Do your shopping at Powell's City of Books and Live Laugh Love Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cape Meares Lighthouse (in Tillamook), Rockaway Beach (International Police Museum & Rockaway Beach Wayside) and Dayton (Domaine Serene & Stoller Family Estate). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), and pick up some local products at Portland Farmers Market - Office Location.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portland trip planner .

Drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Dayton, Natalies Estate Winery, Live Laugh Love Art, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley

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