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 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
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.
On the 9th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center, and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then walk around La Jolla Cove.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary builder app .

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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then look for gifts at Amoeba Music. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online route builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) 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 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park day trip planner .

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 slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

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

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Portland with the Route module. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery
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

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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 21st (Wed): stop by Chukar Cherries, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park, then admire the landmark architecture of King Street Station, and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). On the 23rd (Fri), 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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