13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, do a tasting at Urban Crush, stop by Powell's City of Books, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland online sightseeing planner.

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Beaches · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 82°F and lows at 62°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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.