23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Napa
— 1 night
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights

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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Family-friendly places like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Space Needle will thrill your kids. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Lower Big Quilcene Trail in Olympic National Park, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Seattle, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get outdoors at Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, trek along Highline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, and stroll through Granite Park Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip maker website.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Black's Beach and Cabrillo Tide Pools. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to San Diego takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Glacier National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
night
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. On the 3rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, then kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planning site.

You can fly from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge ©

1
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Napa

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Inglenook, and then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Napa holiday planner.

Getting from Carmel to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Napa: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Ross State Historic Park, learn about winemaking at Alexander Valley Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg online vacation maker.

Getting from Napa to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Healdsburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Safari West ©
Safari West

6
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and SoMa will thrill your kids. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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