15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Berkeley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berkeley.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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2
nights
Berkeley

Berkeley ©
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): savor the flavors at Sonoma Valley and then explore the stunning scenery at Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach Park and then identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Berkeley vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Berkeley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Berkeley reach 73°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Berkeley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sonoma Valley, Marin Headlands, Paradise Beach Park
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Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve ©
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Thu), snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. On the next day, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Monterey driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Berkeley to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of subway and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel River State Beach
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): cruise along Rim Dr, hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip builder app .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Monterey to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Monterey, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, then take a memorable drive along Multnomah Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Vancouver National Historic Reserve, and then hike along Waterfront Renaissance Trail.

Make your Vancouver itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Vancouver in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vista House, Oneonta Gorge, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Vista House ©
Vista House

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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 24th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Portland is just a short distance from Vancouver. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Grinnell Glacier, then appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Highline Trail and then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Target Field. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then trek along Baker Park Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Minneapolis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Minneapolis is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in July since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Baker Park Reserve, Cathedral of Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 29th (Mon), stroll through Lakefront Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, then admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip website .

Getting from Minneapolis to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

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