17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Subway + Bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Napa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planner.

Philadelphia to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect Seattle to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chukar Cherries ©
Chukar Cherries

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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 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Napa.

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

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hours
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Napa day trip site .

Getting from Portland to Napa by combination of flight, subway, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Napa are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Wed), take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in May, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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 1st (Fri): stroll through Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 99°F and lows at 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Las Vegas.
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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 3rd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route planner .

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Page trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Page by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In June, Page is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 96°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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night
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 9th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

Find out how to plan San Diego trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Page to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Page in June: highs in San Diego hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Botanical Building and Lily Pond ©
Botanical Building and Lily Pond

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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