17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Diego

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego. On your second day here, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego. In September, daytime highs in San Diego are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
USS Midway Museum ©
Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Specialty Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
4.6

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Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
Santa Monica Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

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 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

1
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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Highway 1 Discovery Route, immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and then trek along Valencia Peak Trail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo trip maker site.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

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Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Luis Obispo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 38°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Half Dome ©
Geologic Formation
Half Dome
4.9
Tioga Pass ©
Scenic Drive
Tioga Pass
4.9

1
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Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at 83°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stop by Powell's City of Books, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, trek along Wildwood Trail, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portland sightseeing planner.

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. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Portland Timbers ©
Outdoor Activity
Portland Timbers
4.7
Powell's City of Books ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Powell's City of Books
4.8

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Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 16th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, then stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Crescent Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Storm King, then admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, then hike along High Divide, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip website.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Sol Duc Falls ©
Hiking Trail
Sol Duc Falls
4.8
Crescent Lake ©
Water Body
Crescent Lake
4.8

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
4.7
Space Needle ©
Observation Deck
Space Needle
4.3

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