12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Eugene
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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 23rd (Sat): shop like a local with Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip builder .

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Seattle at 56°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Eugene.

Things to do in Portland

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Autzen Stadium, Hayward Field and Pre's Trail. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Autzen Stadium, stroll through Pre's Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of Hayward Field.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eugene online road trip planner .

You can drive from Portland to Eugene in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Eugene

Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pre's Trail ©
Pre's Trail
Autzen Stadium ©
Autzen Stadium
Hayward Field ©
Hayward Field

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Eugene to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. March in Redwood National Park sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Wed), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in March, with highs in San Francisco at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a stroll through State Street Underpass and then take in the awesome beauty at Cold Spring Tavern.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara itinerary builder website .

Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in March, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern

few
hours
Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in Malibu are little chillier (68°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online route planner .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. When traveling from Malibu in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): have fun at Petco Park. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Coronado Island and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coronado Island, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island

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