15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
4
Mendocino
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Healdsburg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
9
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Los Angeles
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
12
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  5​h
13
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
14
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planner .

Los Angeles to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in Seattle at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

1
day
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach day trip planner .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach Distillery ©
Cannon Beach Distillery

1
night
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.
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Portland, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Mendocino on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

few
hours
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books and then contemplate the long history of Ford House Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendocino day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Mendocino in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mendocino, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Mendocino

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ford House Museum ©
Ford House Museum

few
hours
Healdsburg

Healdsburg
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Healdsburg journey tool .

You can drive from Mendocino to Healdsburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Historic Sites

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Wed), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cowell Ranch State Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Healdsburg in April, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Cowell Ranch State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
night
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 19th (Fri), take a stroll through Ocean Avenue and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Carmel vacation planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Carmel, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Trails Parks

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur journey website .

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. In April in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Wineries

Side Trip

Joyce Vineyards

1
night
Paso Robles

Paso Robles
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles road trip site .

You can drive from Big Sur to Paso Robles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in April: highs in Paso Robles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Paso Robles

Outdoors Wineries Parks

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Carpinteria State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then explore and take pictures at State Street Underpass, and finally do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paso Robles in April: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern
Margerum Wine Company ©
Margerum Wine Company

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

1
night
Avalon, Catalina Island

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore and take pictures at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, head off the coast to Catalina Island Conservancy, and then try your luck at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Avalon trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Avalon by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and ferry. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Avalon: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden ©
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then browse the different shops at Seaport Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego holiday planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Avalon to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then kick back and relax at Willow Beach, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, then browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

Similar Plans

16 days in Los Angeles & San Diego BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Las Vegas & California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in San Francisco, Santa Monica & San Diego BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in San Francisco & New York City BY A USER FROM ITALY July, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans