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
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Gilroy
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Morgan Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Arcata
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, then make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and then admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ©

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Los Gatos Creek Trail, contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Jose trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in San Jose when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gilroy.

Things to do in San Jose

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Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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Gilroy

Gilroy ©
Gilroy is a city located in Northern California's Santa Clara County. On the 28th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, then revel in the low prices at Gilroy Premium Outlets, and then look for gifts at The Garlic Shoppe.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gilroy trip maker .

Getting from San Jose to Gilroy by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Gilroy can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Morgan Hill.

Things to do in Gilroy

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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park ©
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Gilroy Premium Outlets ©
Gilroy Premium Outlets
The Garlic Shoppe ©
The Garlic Shoppe

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Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill ©
Morgan Hill is a city in Santa Clara County, California, at the southern tip of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Morgan Hill Museum, experience rural life at Andy's Orchard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry W. Coe State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Morgan Hill route website .

Morgan Hill is very close to Gilroy. In July in Morgan Hill, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

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Henry W. Coe State Park ©
Henry W. Coe State Park
Andy's Orchard ©
Andy's Orchard

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the views from San Francisco Bay Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey maker app .

You can drive from Morgan Hill to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Morgan Hill in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Nature Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours

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nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Sky View Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library, and walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Seattle hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory

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nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Portland Japanese Garden. And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Portland City Hall, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portland visit site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arcata.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Beer Tastings & Tours
Washington Park ©
Washington Park

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Arcata

Arcata ©
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at Holly Yashi Store and Design Studio, and then identify plant and animal life at Arcata Community Forest.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arcata online visit planner .

You can drive from Portland to Arcata in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Arcata: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arcata

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Holly Yashi Store and Design Studio ©

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