20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  6 h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Gold Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland road trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Portland is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Gold Beach

Gold Beach
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Gold Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Beach to San Francisco. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Gold Beach - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

1
day
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.
To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then brush up on your military savvy at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa del Herrero.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara journey builder app.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be much warmer, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ©
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ©
The Broad ©
The Broad

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lions, Tigers & Bears and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Carlsbad to see Carlsbad Village about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): experience rural life at Outback Kangaroo Farm, then take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden, and then admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stroll around Kerry Park, then stroll around Washington Park Arboretum, and finally gain insight at University of Washington.

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You can fly from San Diego to Seattle in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Outback Kangaroo Farm, Roozengaarde Display Garden
Highlights from your plan
Roozengaarde Display Garden ©
Roozengaarde Display Garden
University of Washington ©
University of Washington
Seattle Public Library ©
Seattle Public Library

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