21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Corvallis
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Los Angeles

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 5th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio and then contemplate the long history of King Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Portland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Corvallis.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
nights
Corvallis

Corvallis ©
Corvallis is a city in central western Oregon, United States. On the 9th (Tue), stop by Many Hands Trading and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitton Green Natural Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Corvallis travel tool .

You can drive from Portland to Corvallis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in July, Corvallis is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Corvallis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Historic Carousel and Museum, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Bush's Pasture Park
Highlights from your plan
Bush's Pasture Park ©
Bush's Pasture Park
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards
The Historic Carousel and Museum ©
The Historic Carousel and Museum

1
night
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa trip website .

Explore your travel options from Corvallis to Santa Rosa with the Route module. July in Santa Rosa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Napa.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries

Side Trip

Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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.
On the 12th (Fri), do a tasting at Domaine Carneros, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and then do a tasting at O'Brien Estate Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in July, you will find days in Napa are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, and kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip planner .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 18th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Big Sur

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

2
nights
Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company and then stop by Chocolate Maya.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara road trip site .

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Big Sur in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then admire the striking features of Shotgun House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

1
night
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll around Heisler Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Laguna Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Laguna Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Toes on the Nose Surf Shop
Highlights from your plan
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Toes on the Nose Surf Shop ©
Toes on the Nose Surf Shop

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego route planner.

You can drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Main Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Laguna Beach travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Laguna Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Main Beach ©
Main Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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