15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ashford
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Ilwaco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Cannon Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Orick
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
8
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Bodega Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Big Sur
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  6​h
14
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
15
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
17
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Discovery Park, Fremont Troll, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary maker.

Huntsville to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, Seattle is little chillier than Huntsville - with highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toAshford.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
Ashford

Ashford ©
Ashford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Narada Falls, Box Canyon Loop, Grove of the Patriarchs, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture and Ashford Creek Pottery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ashford holiday planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Ashford in 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, Ashford is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Ashford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley
Box Canyon Loop ©
Box Canyon Loop

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hours
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center has been added to your itinerary.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ilwaco trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Ashford to Ilwaco in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Ashford, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ilwaco, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

few
hours
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cannon Beach as well as Haystack Rock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach custom trip planner.

Getting from Ilwaco to Cannon Beach by car takes about an hour. July in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You've now added Sand Dunes Frontier to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport itinerary builder.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Sand Dunes Frontier
Highlights from your plan
Sand Dunes Frontier ©
Sand Dunes Frontier

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Crescent City travel planner.

Drive from Newport to Crescent City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Crescent City, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will leave for Orick on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Trails

1
day
Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. You've now added Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orick custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Orick takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will leave for Eureka on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Orick

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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night
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. You've now added Avenue of the Giants to your itinerary.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka trip planner.

You can drive from Orick to Eureka in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Eureka can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Eureka

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Avenue of the Giants
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants
Carson Mansion ©
Carson Mansion

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mendocino Coast, Glass Beach and Drive-Thru Tree Park. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): cruise along Drive-Thru Tree Park, then grab your bike and head to Noyo Headlands Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fort Bragg holiday planner.

Getting from Eureka to Fort Bragg by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Eureka, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chandelier Drive-Through Tree, Mendocino Coast
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach

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hours
Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodega Bay travel planner.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Bodega Bay in 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in August, you will find days in Bodega Bay are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bodega Bay

Wineries Parks Outdoors

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Muir Beach Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take a memorable tour with Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat, then take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary builder.

Getting from Bodega Bay to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Bodega Bay in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 72°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Muir Beach Overlook, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

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hours
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well as Natural Bridges State Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seacliff State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Seacliff State Beach ©
Seacliff State Beach

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay as well as Bixby Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Big Sur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through May Lake Trailhead, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 82°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake

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nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carpinteria State Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip generator.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Santa Barbara are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the 7th (Mon), examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip generator.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You've now added Point Dume State Beach and Preserve to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica sightseeing planner.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in Santa Monica, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

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