15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Ocean City

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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

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Ocean City to Los Angeles is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ocean City to Los Angeles. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 31st (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur trip planning app .

Fly from Los Angeles to Big Sur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Big Sur reach 70°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach and then hike along Stout Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along California Coastal Trail and then hike along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Crescent City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Crescent City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Big Sur in September, plan for slightly colder days in Crescent City, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Columbia River Highway and Pittock Mansion. Visit Hug Point State Recreation Site and Haystack Rock for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (in Seaside). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland tour site .

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Portland takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Crescent City in September, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site

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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Escape the urban bustle at Duthie Hill Park and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

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Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Duthie Hill Park, Bloedel Reserve, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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