14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Belfast

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, then walk around Kerry Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning app .

Belfast, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Belfast, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Point Defiance Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Wed), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wheeler Station Antiques, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach 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 in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wheeler Station Antiques
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Wheeler Station Antiques ©
Wheeler Station Antiques

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 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Redwood National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daytime highs in Redwood National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
day
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to San Simeon with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, you will find days in San Simeon are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from San Simeon to Big Sur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Presidio of San Francisco and Lands End. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco planner .

Getting from Big Sur to San Francisco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 15th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, get great views at Tunnel View, then don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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