20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Foot + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  13​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Homer
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Tram + Foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Tram + Fly:  5​h
5
Sitka
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Bus:  12​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, trek along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Big Sur online travel route planner .

New York City to Big Sur is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Big Sur, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Big Sur to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

5
nights
Seward

Seward ©
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Escape the urban bustle at Harding Ice Field Trail and Exit Glacier. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. On the 4th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Big Sur to Seward in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Sur to Seward. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Highlights from your plan
Resurrection Bay ©
Resurrection Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 8th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer tour app .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You'll set off for Olympic National Park on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Winery ©
Bear Creek Winery
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Photography Tours

4
nights
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 in touch with nature at Olympic National Park and Hurricane Ridge. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Olympic National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Olympic National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Homer to Olympic National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Homer in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Quinault Big Spruce Tree
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Sitka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, you will find days in Sitka are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Columbia River Maritime Museum and Don Nisbett Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery, and admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach day trip tool .

Getting from Sitka to Cannon Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sitka to Cannon Beach is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sitka in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Don Nisbett Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach Distillery ©
Cannon Beach Distillery
Don Nisbett Art Gallery ©
Don Nisbett Art Gallery

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