25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Eugene
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Hood River
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 1 night
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary website.

Long Beach to Los Angeles is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Santa Barbara — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Luis Obispo.
Tours · Wineries

San Luis Obispo — 1 night

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then stroll through Monarch Butterfly Grove, and then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo online trip builder.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Santa Cruz.
Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Santa Cruz — 2 nights

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz, and then take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz planner.

You can fly from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Luis Obispo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Tours
Side Trip

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Santa Cruz to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Point Reyes National Seashore — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): experience rural life at Marin French Cheese Company and then get a dose of the wild on Point Reyes Safaris.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Point Reyes National Seashore online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in January since evenings lows in Point Reyes National Seashore dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Redwood National Park — 2 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then trek along California Coastal Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Point Reyes National Seashore to Redwood National Park. In January, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Eugene.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Eugene — 2 nights

Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Willamette River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Mt Pisgah, then stroll through Cascades Raptor Center, and then gain insight at University of Oregon.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Eugene trip planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Eugene takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February in Eugene, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Portland — 4 nights

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, stroll around Forest Park, surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland travel planning tool.

You can drive from Eugene to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Portland are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Hood River.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Hood River — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River day trip planning website.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature. On the next day, trek along Paradise Loop and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Hood River to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In February in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. In February in Seattle, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bend.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Bend — 1 night

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 13th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and then admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bend day trip site.

You can fly from Seattle to Bend in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bend when traveling from Seattle in February, with lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.