17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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Portland
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and finally examine the collection at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum

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Seattle

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Museum of Flight and Museum of Pop Culture. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, get interesting insight from Tours, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle day trip app.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Seattle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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Portland

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Haystack Rock and Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Willamette Valley.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Step off the beaten path and head to San Francisco Bay and Marin Headlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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Los Angeles

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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Crystal Cove. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Newport Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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San Diego

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.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. We've included these beaches for you: Coronado Beach and Pacific Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and gain insight at Torrey Pines Gliderport.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego attractions planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach

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