17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Avila Adobe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip tool.

Honolulu to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in October, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, take in the views from Coronado Bridge, and admire the striking features of Marston House Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visiting Marin Headlands and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planning website.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, walk around Discovery Park, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Seattle to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Eastbank Esplanade. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Wildwood Recreation Site (in Welches) and Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and stroll around Laurelhurst Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.