15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Tucson

4
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Maple Valley to see Lake Wilderness Arboretum about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning site .

Tucson to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tucson in April, you will find days in Seattle are much colder (61°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Portland, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ©

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Baker Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of USS Pampanito, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Canepa Motorsports Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Canepa Motorsports Museum
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Canepa Motorsports Museum ©
Canepa Motorsports Museum
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Petersen Automotive Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Getting from Monterey to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mingei International Museum ©
Mingei International Museum

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