16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park
— Few hours
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Eureka
— 1 night
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights

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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.
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.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego route planner.

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Del Mar, Moonlight State Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Del Mar City Beach ©
Del Mar City Beach

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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 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 take a bus; or fly. 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 travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Eco Dive Center
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
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.

Planning Santa Maria trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Maria in 3 hours. 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

Adventure · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Riverbench Vineyard and Winery ©
Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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 fly. 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 travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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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.
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 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Eureka

Eureka ©
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): identify plant and animal life 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. 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

Side Trips

College Cove, Samoa Dunes Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
College Cove ©
College Cove
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area ©
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area
Lost Coast Brewery Taproom ©
Lost Coast Brewery Taproom

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
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 do a combination of bus and car; or fly. 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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Fort Klamath Museum
Highlights from your plan
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak

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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 19th (Wed): get interesting insight from Willamette Jetboat Excursions, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row, and finally identify plant and animal life 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 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 drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Officers' Row
Highlights from your plan
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Hoyt Arboretum ©
Hoyt Arboretum

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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.
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 admire 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 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

Side Trip

Puget Sound Express
Highlights from your plan
Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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