16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Redwood National Park
Drive
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Eureka
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, and finally try to win big at Del Mar Race Track.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Casinos

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, then kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, and then stroll through Redondo Beach. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally see some colorful creatures with Eco Dive Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Maria

— 1 night
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 12th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Riverbench Vineyard and Winery and then do some rugged touring at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Maria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get slightly colder in Santa Maria: highs are around 75°F and lows about 57°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Miramar Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dunes Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Maria to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park driving holiday website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Eureka

— 1 night
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Samoa Dunes Recreation Area, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lost Coast Brewery Taproom, and finally stroll through College Cove.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Eureka using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Eureka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Eureka sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Klamath Museum, then trek along Garfield Peak, and then take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip builder site.

Drive from Eureka to Crater Lake National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Eureka in August, plan for much warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 93°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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 19th (Wed): head outdoors with Willamette Jetboat Excursions, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoyt Arboretum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, you will find days in Portland are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then walk around Kerry Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation planner.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.