18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tahoe City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Seattle

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.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tacoma (Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Portland

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Newberg (Adelsheim Vineyard & Penner-Ash Wine Cellars). And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Vancouver

Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Vancouver Mall and then snap pictures at Cedar Creek Grist Mill.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver is just a stone's throw from Portland. In May in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Vancouver

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, relax and rejuvenate at BioSpirit Day Spa, have some family-friendly fun at Magic Carpet Golf, and walk around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe road trip planner.

Fly from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, South Lake Tahoe is slightly colder than Vancouver - with highs of 63°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Change things up with a short trip to Coyote Moon Golf Course in Truckee (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Inspiration Point Vista, walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, head outdoors with Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards, and stroll through Northstar Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tahoe City trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tahoe City are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.