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
— 3 nights
2
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Get in touch with nature at Tolmie State Park and Skagit Wildlife Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dungeness River Audubon Center and Lake Wilderness Arboretum. Step out of Seattle to go to Edmonds and see Picnic Point Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market and take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle attractions 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle is minus 9 hours. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Skagit Wildlife Area, Tolmie State Park, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Picnic Point Park, Dungeness River Audubon Center
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center
Lake Wilderness Arboretum ©
Lake Wilderness Arboretum

6
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.
Visiting Haystack Rock and Rowena Crest Viewpoint will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hug Point State Recreation Site and Little Zigzag Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum), Starvation Creek Ridge Loop (in Cascade Locks) and Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site, tour the water at your own pace with HOOK'EM UP Guide Service, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Astoria, Rowena Crest Viewpoint, Wildwood Recreation Site, Haystack Rock, Little Zigzag Falls
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Tomales Bay State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Marina District, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip site .

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Safari West, Castello di Amorosa, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Tomales Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Safari West ©
Safari West
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mono Lake County Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Pinecrest to see Pinecrest Lake Marina about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Pinecrest Lake Marina
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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