15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Houston
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
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Houston

— 1 day

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then admire the natural beauty at McGovern Centennial Gardens, and then wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston vacation maker.

Gulfport to Houston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Houston

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Discovery Park, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Seattle takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Seattle at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette) and Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Portland Timbers, stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland journey planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petco Park (in San Diego) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and stroll around Beverly Gardens Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get outside with Northern Arizona Guide Service, steep yourself in history at Navajo Bridge, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip builder tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Page by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Page is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Page to Albuquerque takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In May in Albuquerque, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Museums

Texas Gulf Coast travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Science Museums
Stretching over 965 km (600 mi) from Louisiana to the Mexican border, the Texas Gulf Coast is the state's main region for outdoor activity and vacation getaways. Dotted with funky seaside villages, expansive national parks, and beautiful golden sand beaches, the Gulf Coast is only an hour's drive from Houston, the state's cultural and commercial hub. For some historical sightseeing, wander through centuries-old downtown Galveston, or head to South Padre Island for a tropical holiday.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.