18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Reno
— Few hours
Bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h
7
Eureka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Toronto

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum and then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Seattle online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Seattle. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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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 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Officers' Row
Highlights from your plan
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society
Hoyt Arboretum ©
Hoyt Arboretum

1
night
Lincoln City

Lincoln City
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln City road trip tool .

Getting from Seattle to Lincoln City by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, Lincoln City is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Wineries Outdoors

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Reno online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lincoln City to Reno in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Lincoln City in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Reno, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Reno

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral ©
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral
Reno Arch ©
Reno Arch

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at California State Indian Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sacramento day trip website .

Drive from Reno to Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, subway, and train. Traveling from Reno in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sacramento, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
California State Indian Museum ©
California State Indian Museum
Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum ©
Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery ©
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach

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night
Eureka

Eureka
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Eureka itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Eureka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Eureka to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 13°C. You'll set off for Tucson on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tucson trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Eureka to Tucson takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Eureka to Tucson. When traveling from Eureka in September, plan for much hotter days in Tucson, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 21st (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. On your second day here, get great views at Yaki Point, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and then get great views at Powell Point.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Mohave Point ©
Mohave Point

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night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church and then examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio vacation website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in San Antonio to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Historic New Orleans Collection, then admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and then stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

Plan trip to New Orleans with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie
The Historic New Orleans Collection ©

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and then see the interesting displays at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jackson vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Jackson, with highs around 37°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Mud Island River Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Jackson to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mud Island ©
Mud Island

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, see the interesting displays at The George Jones, and then explore and take pictures at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and then examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nashville, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stones River National Battlefield, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

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