12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
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Brookings
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Redding
— 1 night
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Eugene
— 1 night
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Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Discovery Park, then explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning site.

Mount Vernon to Seattle is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip website.

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 6th (Wed), trek along Ocean to Bay Trail, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Newport road trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Newport, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Brookings

— 1 night
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brookings day trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Brookings in 4.5 hours. In May in Brookings, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Brookings

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planning website.

Getting from Brookings to San Francisco by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brookings in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Redding.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

Redding

— 1 night
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Bethel Church.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Redding trip planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Redding by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Redding hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eugene.

Things to do in Redding

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Eugene

— 1 night
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cascades Raptor Center, then do a tasting at King Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Silvan Ridge Winery, and finally get lost in a book at Eugene Public Library. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at University of Oregon and then stroll through Mt Pisgah.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Eugene visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Redding to Eugene takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Redding in May; daily highs in Eugene reach 70°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks · Wineries · Trails · Wildlife

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.