23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Medford
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
4
San Jose
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sofia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally look for gifts at Archie McPhee.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip tool .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Seattle is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sofia to Seattle, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Forest Park, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, then have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland online trip maker .

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Portland, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sokol Blosser Winery, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

1
night
Medford

Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Del Rio Vineyards & Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Medford online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Portland to Medford with the Route module. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Medford, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Medford

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Del Rio Vineyards & Winery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Del Rio Vineyards & Winery ©
Del Rio Vineyards & Winery

4
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You'll get in some beach time at Point Lobos and Asilomar State Beach. Family-friendly places like Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Del Mar Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge (in Fremont), Carmel River State Beach (in Carmel) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Jose vacation builder site .

Explore your travel options from Medford to San Jose with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Moss Beach, Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 29th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and then trek along Stevens Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sacramento trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from San Jose to Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Jose in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip site .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Sacramento, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to North Dome and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 2nd (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary builder .

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 4th (Thu), hike along Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 40°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, then identify plant and animal life at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego planning site .

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 7th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Indian Canyons, then look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living, then browse the exhibits of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Coachella Valley Preserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs road trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Palm Springs hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are much colder (30°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

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