14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
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Cedar Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  22​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Mecca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
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Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Redmond
— Few hours
Drive:  28​h
End: Iowa City

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Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Brucemore, don't miss a visit to Czech Village / New Bohemia District, then explore the galleries of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and then contemplate the long history of Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cedar Rapids online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cedar Rapids. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

West Branch, Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark
Highlights from your plan
Brucemore ©
Brucemore

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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 12th (Mon): wander the streets of The Strip, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cedar Rapids to Las Vegas. The time zone difference when traveling from Cedar Rapids to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cedar Rapids in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Mecca

Mecca ©
Mecca is an unincorporated community located in Riverside County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Oasis Date Gardens, stroll through Box Canyon Road, and then trek along Ladder Canyon Trail.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mecca visit planning website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Mecca by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 107°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mecca

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Oasis Date Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Oasis Date Gardens ©
Oasis Date Gardens

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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 14th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mecca to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Mecca in August, plan for colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 84°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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night
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Point Lobos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pacific Grove trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Pacific Grove in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit cooler in Pacific Grove: highs are around 70°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then kick back and relax at China Beach. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pacific Grove to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Astoria visit planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Astoria in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In August in Astoria, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Redmond.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seaside, Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Redmond

Redmond
Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located 16mi east of Seattle, within the Seattle metropolitan area. To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Redmond tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Redmond takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Astoria in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Redmond: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Redmond

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

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