16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Olympic National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Astoria
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Cannon Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Redwood National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
11
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
14
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Salinas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
17
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
18
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
19
San Diego
— 1 night
End: San Diego

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marina Beach Park and Snoqualmie Falls. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tahoma National Cemetery and Foster Island Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Cascadia Art Museum (in Edmonds) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and shop like a local with Pioneer Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Lebanon, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. In August in Seattle, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Edmonds, Tahoma National Cemetery, Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by Swain's General Store and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Port Angeles travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Port Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Port Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Swain's General Store ©
Swain's General Store

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Angeles to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Olympic Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula

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Long Beach

Long Beach
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Long Beach online route maker .

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Long Beach with the Route module. In August in Long Beach, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Astoria on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Long Beach to Astoria in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Cannon Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach Distillery ©
Cannon Beach Distillery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then hike along Eagle Creek Trail Park, and then steep yourself in history at Officers' Row.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland tour planning app .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Portland hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Trails Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Officers' Row
Highlights from your plan
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport road trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Newport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Beverly Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Beverly Beach State Park ©
Beverly Beach State Park

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Crescent City

Crescent City
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Crescent City day trip website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Crescent City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park route planner .

Getting from Crescent City to Redwood National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Fort Bragg in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Sea Glass Museum ©
Sea Glass Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route maker website .

Getting from Fort Bragg to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Fort Bragg, expect colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then stroll through Lakeside Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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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 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salinas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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Salinas

Salinas
Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salinas trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Salinas. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Salinas are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). On the 12th (Mon), you're off toBig Sur.

Things to do in Salinas

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Big Sur vacation planner .

Getting from Salinas to Big Sur by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Flowers Wedding Chapels.

Start your trip to Las Vegas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Big Sur to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are much warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 14th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©

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