19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder.

Philadelphia to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In September, Seattle is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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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.
Visiting Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Ozette Loop Hike will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hoh River Trail and Murhut Falls. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Olympic National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cooper Mountain Nature Park, identify plant and animal life at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, and then grab your bike and head to Willamette River Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Portland by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in September: highs in Portland hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cooper Mountain Nature Park ©
Cooper Mountain Nature Park
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum, cruise along Rim Dr, and then hike along Sun Notch Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott, trek along Pinnacles Trail, then trek along Annie Creek Canyon, and finally stroll through Castle Crest Wildflower Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Annie Creek Canyon ©
Annie Creek Canyon
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally trek along Four Mile Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and train from Crater Lake National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 74°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gray Whale Cove State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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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 some historical perspective at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Hollywood Walk of Fame. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 26-Mile Bike Path and California Science Center. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, stop by The Last Bookstore, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planning site.

You can drive from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Big Sur - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
California Science Center ©
California Science Center
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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