19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Subway + Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Napa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Portland
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
8
Seattle
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Drakes Estero. Bring the kids along to California Academy of Sciences and RocketBoat. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Drakes Estero, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Drakes Estero ©
Drakes Estero
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dennis the Menace Park, then stop by Carmel Bay Company, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and finally admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then look for gifts at Del Monte Shopping Center.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monterey vacation planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Carmel, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Safaris and Horseback Riding Tours will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to El Portal Market in El Portal (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lembert Dome and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
El Portal Market ©
El Portal Market

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Jessup Cellars Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Napa custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Napa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in Napa dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Jessup Cellars tasting Gallery, Cornerstone Sonoma
Highlights from your plan
Jessup Cellars tasting Gallery ©
Jessup Cellars tasting Gallery
Cornerstone Sonoma ©
Cornerstone Sonoma

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Napa to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Napa in September, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. You'll set off for Newport on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Newport vacation trip planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Newport in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Newport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Shopping

Side Trip

Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy
Highlights from your plan
Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy ©
Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy

few
hours
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.
On the 12th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland trip generator.

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Portland is a bit warmer than Newport - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Starbucks Reserve - Roastery and Tasting Room, stop by The Elliott Bay Book Company, then stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Pacific Science Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with West Seattle Junction, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally stop by World Spice Merchants.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Elliott Bay Book Company ©
Elliott Bay Book Company
West Seattle Junction ©
West Seattle Junction

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Ashford Creek Pottery, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonderland Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park travel itinerary creator.

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail ©
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail
Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail

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