16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
End: San Diego

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seattle. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Wintler Community Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Portland sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wintler Community Park, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach, make a trip to Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and then trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Portland to Redwood National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Portland in May, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Trinidad, Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

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You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and then make a trip to Yosemite Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

3
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 21st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner .

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 taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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nights
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Loma, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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