21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  16​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Coronado
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  35​h
14
Hollywood
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
15
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

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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.
On the 25th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in November, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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 27th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, hike along Forest Park, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Portland using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Truckee Bike Park and then ski along the peaceful trails at Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Truckee trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Truckee. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Portland in November since evenings lows in Truckee dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

Plan a trip to Yosemite National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. In November, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 14°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Cruz, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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 (Mon): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally browse the collection at Henry Miller Memorial Library.

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

Getting from Santa Cruz to Big Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Big Sur are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coronado.

Things to do in Big Sur

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

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Coronado

Coronado ©
Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, then head off the coast to Coronado Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Imperial Beach Pier.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coronado trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Big Sur to Coronado in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Coronado when traveling from Big Sur in December, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Coronado

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island
Imperial Beach Pier ©
Imperial Beach Pier

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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 4th (Wed): look and learn at Camera Obscura, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planner .

Getting from Coronado to Santa Monica by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

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

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 5th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Malibu trip planner .

Malibu is very close to Santa Monica. In December in Malibu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Getting from Malibu to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 7th (Sat), stroll through Lost Palms Oasis Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get a bit cooler in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Rim Trail and then get great views at Powell Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Tonto Trail ©
Tonto Trail

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Hollywood

Hollywood ©
The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hollywood holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Hollywood in 35 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Hollywood at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Hollywood

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Mmuseumm.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Hollywood to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, New York City is colder than Hollywood - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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