19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Drive:  27​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  14​h
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  13​h
End: Calgary

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Embarcadero, and browse the exhibits of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder .

Calgary, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to San Diego. Traveling from Calgary in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Canepa Motorsports Museum and National Steinbeck Center. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove), Monterey (Cannery Row, Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, & more) and Carmel Art Association (in Carmel).

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz road trip site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Santa Cruz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Santa Cruz. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Canepa Motorsports Museum, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, National Steinbeck Center
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, engage your brain at Exploratorium, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and stroll through Fort Funston National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey builder tool .

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
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.
Visiting Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Lower Big Quilcene Trail in Olympic National Park, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle driving holiday tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Lower Big Quilcene Trail
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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