17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Bainbridge Island
— 1 night
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Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Visiting Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Wild Waves Theme & Water Park (in Federal Way) and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum (in Tacoma). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of History & Industry, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in April, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bainbridge Island

— 1 night
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bainbridge Island visit app.

You can drive from Seattle to Bainbridge Island in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Bainbridge Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sonoma.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Museums
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Sonoma

— 1 night
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Jack London State Historic Park, look for gifts at Dean & DeLuca, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Mumm Napa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cornerstone Sonoma, step off the mainland to explore Mare Island, and then look for gifts at Wine Country Chocolates.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sonoma tour app.

Traveling by car from Bainbridge Island to Sonoma takes 13 hours. Traveling from Bainbridge Island in April, expect nights in Sonoma to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
de Young Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the majestic nature at Angel Island State Park, and stop by The Embarcadero.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can drive from Sonoma to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Sonoma in April, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Head to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art and Guardian Angel Cathedral. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, approximately Henderson away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, and steep yourself in history at Hartland Mansion.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then take in the waterfront at Seaport Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.