15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Portland

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, get great views at Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online route builder .

Portland to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Portland in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 14th (Wed): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

Plan a Los Angeles trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and make a trip to Cinderella Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Orlando itinerary tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Orlando reach 92°F and lows reach 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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