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 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bodega Dunes and Muir Woods National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and browse the fresh offerings at Monterey Market.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Bodega Dunes, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safari West, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Table Rock Beach. Visit Nicholas Canyon Beach and El Pescador State Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Carbon Beach), Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Point Mugu State Park (in Point Mugu). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Laguna Beach, Point Mugu State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Point Mugu State Park ©
Point Mugu State Park
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

4
nights
Santa Barbara

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Jalama Beach. Visit Thousand Steps Beach and Butterfly Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company, stop by The Sacred Space, and stroll through Rincon Beach Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip builder website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Beach, The Sacred Space, Jalama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
The Sacred Space ©
The Sacred Space

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Powell's City of Books and Wheeler Station Antiques. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannon Beach and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach Gallery & Haystack Rock), Cape Horn Lookout (in Stevenson) and Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, experience rural life at Kruger's Farm, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portland planner .

Fly from Santa Barbara to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach, Cape Horn Lookout, Starvation Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at B&B Family Farm and Dungeness River Audubon Center. Relax by the water at Seahurst Beach Park and Picnic Point Park. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Mukilteo, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and stroll through Kerry Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sequim, Boeing Future of Flight, Seahurst Beach Park, Picnic Point Park
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park
Picnic Point Park ©
Picnic Point Park

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