22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 6 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Seattle — 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of History & Industry. Step off the beaten path and head to Bruce Lee Grave Site and Sky View Observatory. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, gain insight at University of Washington, stroll around Kerry Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour planner.

Bristol, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.
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Portland — 6 nights

City of Roses

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Columbia River Highway and Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Astoria (Museum of Whimsy, Flavel House Museum, &more), Phelps Creek Vineyards (in Hood River) and Cannon Beach (Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, Haystack Rock, &more). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, and browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland route builder tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Side Trips

Los Angeles — 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Popular historic sites such as Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Nethercutt Collection and The Broad. Change things up with a short trip to Shoreline Village in Long Beach (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, stop by LA Farmers' Market, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Portland - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and San Diego Bay Walk are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad), Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Mission San Luis Rey (in Oceanside). There's still lots to do: gear up at San Diego Fly Rides, play a few rounds at Torrey Pines Golf Course, wander the streets of Little Italy, and enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

On the 31st (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark, see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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