22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, sample the fine beverages at Westland Distillery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle tour builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Pittock Mansion. Get outdoors at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Multnomah Falls. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Nature Outdoors
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Redwood National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History, then stroll through Big Stump Basin, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Cruz by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Santa Cruz are much colder (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Monterey, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, browse the exhibits of USS Pampanito, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning website .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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