19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
South Lake Tahoe
— Few hours
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  11​h 45​min
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
13
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
14
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
San Diego
— 2 nights
End: San Diego

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tahoma National Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Meadowdale Beach Park and then kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Lebanon, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Edmonds, Snoqualmie Falls, Tahoma National Cemetery, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

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Olympic National Park

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park journey builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off toCannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Cannon Beach at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Redwood National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, you will find days in Redwood National Park are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena
The city of St.
For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena attractions app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you're off toSouth Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Tours

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip builder site .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from St. Helena in August since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

1
night
Yosemite National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then get great views at Valley View, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Valley View ©
Valley View

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 11th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Point Sur State Historic Park, then hike along Partington Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Big Sur to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Big Sur, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Gabriel Archangel, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Mission San Gabriel Archangel
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip site .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in Santa Monica, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Point Loma, take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning tool .

Getting from Santa Monica to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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