22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Ventura
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Portland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
La Push
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Luxembourg City

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Malibu is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Luxembourg City to Malibu, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxembourg City in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Malibu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Carbon Beach ©
Carbon Beach

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Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura, get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Emma Wood State Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ventura journey website .

You can drive from Malibu to Ventura in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ventura can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Ventura

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Mission San Buenaventura ©
Mission San Buenaventura
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Emma Wood State Beach ©
Emma Wood State Beach

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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 8th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online trip itinerary builder .

Santa Barbara is just a stone's throw from Ventura. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur day trip site .

You can drive from San Simeon to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in August, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the striking features of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Carmel route app .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Big Sur. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at West Cliff Drive and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz vacation planner .

Getting from Carmel to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

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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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, then delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose road trip planner.

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning website .

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from San Jose in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and then take a memorable drive along Willamette Valley.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planning website .

Getting from Redwood National Park to Portland by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach attractions app .

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Cannon Beach is little chillier than Portland - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Push.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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La Push

La Push ©
La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Third Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at First Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the La Push travel planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to La Push in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in La Push can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in La Push

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
First Beach ©
First Beach

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like LeMay - America's Car Museum and Chihuly Garden and Glass. The Museum of Flight and Museum of Pop Culture will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Port Gamble Museum (in Port Gamble). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, stop by Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and walk around Kerry Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Drive from La Push to Seattle in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from La Push in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Port Gamble Museum, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Fort Worden State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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