15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grand Canyon National Park
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  46​h
End: Newark

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 3rd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a memorable ride with Cable Cars and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, plan for slightly colder nights in San Francisco, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Redwood National Park at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then stroll through South Park Blocks, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Portland takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in July, with highs in Portland at 83°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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