25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Mendocino
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Eugene
— 2 nights
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Salem
— 1 day
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Tillamook
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In April, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington - with highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Valley View, admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): go for a walk through Lombard Street, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Mendocino

— 2 nights
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 7th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendocino Headlands State Park, and then explore the activities along Big River.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendocino tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mendocino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mendocino, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Mendocino to Redwood National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mendocino in May, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Eugene.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Eugene

— 2 nights
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): deepen your understanding at University of Oregon, then walk around Hendricks Park, and then don't miss a visit to The Official Simpsons Mural. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Owen Rose Garden, do a tasting at Silvan Ridge Winery, then learn about winemaking at King Estate Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cascades Raptor Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Eugene road trip planning website.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Eugene in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in May: highs in Eugene hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Salem

— 1 day
Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Oregon Garden, then don't miss a visit to The Gordon House, then admire the natural beauty at Schreiner's Iris Gardens, and finally learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salem journey planner.

Drive from Eugene to Salem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salem are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, then stop by Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland route maker app.

You can drive from Salem to Portland in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Tillamook

The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tillamook trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Portland to Tillamook takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Tillamook. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in May: high temperatures in Tillamook hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. You'll set off for Astoria on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and finally snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Narada Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Astoria to Mount Rainier National Park. May in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Merriman Falls, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, hike along Sol Duc Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the next day, stroll around Kerry Park, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in May, with highs in Seattle at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.