16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Klamath Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Ridgecrest
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Attractions like Pike Place Market and Hiram M Chittenden Locks Fish Ladder make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Step out of Seattle to go to Bellingham and see Interurban Trail, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, make a trip to Pioneer Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Auckland, New Zealand to Seattle. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in November, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (12°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Interurban Trail, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Powell's City of Books and Oregon Museum of Science & Industry. Venture out of the city with trips to Crown Point State Park (in Corbett) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Northwest (Nob Hill).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portland tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Portland, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Klamath Falls.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls, Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
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Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls ©
Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Klamath County Museum, admire the majestic nature at Collier Memorial State Park, and then play a few rounds at Running Y Ranch. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Klamath Falls trip itinerery planner.

Explore your travel options from Portland to Klamath Falls with the Route module. Traveling from Portland in November, things will get a bit cooler in Klamath Falls: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Klamath Falls

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Collier Memorial State Park, Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Collier Memorial State Park ©
Collier Memorial State Park
Klamath County Museum ©
Klamath County Museum
Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore and take pictures at Tallac Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Vikingsholm, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klamath Falls to South Lake Tahoe. In November in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Mammoth Brewing Company and then fly down the slopes at June Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip builder.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Mammoth Lakes, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

June Mountain
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June Mountain ©
June Mountain
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then explore the activities along Badwater, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Dante's View, then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and then steep yourself in history at Scotty's Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 22°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ridgecrest.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest ©
Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, explore the stunning scenery at Little Petroglyph Canyon, and then get engrossed in the history at Maturango Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ridgecrest custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Ridgecrest. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ridgecrest

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology
Highlights from your plan
Maturango Museum ©
Maturango Museum

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Gamble House, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Venice Canals Walkway, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Beach. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip generator.

Explore your travel options from Ridgecrest to Los Angeles with the Route module. Traveling from Ridgecrest in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

The Gamble House, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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