17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Surat Thani
Fly:  28​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h
9
Eureka
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Portland
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
11
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Surat Thani

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, shop like a local with Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning website .

Surat Thani, Thailand to San Francisco is an approximately 28-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Surat Thani to San Francisco, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Surat Thani in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then do a tasting at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Monterey visit planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
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 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ©

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, look for gifts at Destination PSP, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Palm Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 31°C, while days are much hotter, around 49°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Destination PSP ©
Destination PSP

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

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Drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): trek along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
day
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail, then stroll around Sequoia Park, and then cruise along Redwood Highway.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Eureka in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Eureka. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Eureka hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sequoia Park ©
Sequoia Park

1
day
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 (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Portland City Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portland online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Eureka to Portland takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in August, expect nights in Portland to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary app .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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