15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

2
nights
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 1st (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary builder .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then look for gifts at Amoeba Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation planning website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park vacation planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to San Francisco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then stop by Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip app .

Drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sokol Blosser Winery, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Chukar Cherries, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park, then steep yourself in history at King Street Station, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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