25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
La Crosse
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Manhattan Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
La Crosse

La Crosse ©
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pearl Street Brewery. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at The Sweet Shop and then get a taste of local nightlife at Pearl Street Brewery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Crosse travel planner .

Washington DC to La Crosse is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in La Crosse dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in La Crosse

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nightlife

Side Trip

Winona
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Room Escape Games
Pearl Street Brewery ©
Pearl Street Brewery

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horton Grand Theatre, Spreckels Organ Pavilion and Old Globe Theatre. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, explore and take pictures at Petco Park, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from La Crosse to San Diego by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from La Crosse in September, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Nightlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Horton Grand Theatre ©
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

5
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've added Frolic Room, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife Theme Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion ©
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harvelle's Blues Club. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, make a trip to Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then stop by Bergamot Station, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Harvelle's Blues Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally stop by Magicopolis.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica road trip planning site .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Santa Monica hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Manhattan Beach.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Farmers Market ©
Santa Monica Farmers Market

1
night
Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Manhattan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Manhattan Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Manhattan Beach is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. In September in Manhattan Beach, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Manhattan Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

1
night
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): experience rural life at Olea Farm Olive Oil & Tasting Room, do a tasting at J Dusi Winery, then do a tasting at Fratelli Perata Winery, then do a tasting at Derby Wine Estates, and finally learn about winemaking at Parrish Family Vineyard.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paso Robles holiday planner.

Getting from Manhattan Beach to Paso Robles by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Manhattan Beach in September, expect nights in Paso Robles to be little chillier, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries

Side Trip

Olea Farm Olive Oil & Tasting Room
Highlights from your plan
Fratelli Perata Winery ©
Fratelli Perata Winery
Derby Wine Estates ©
Derby Wine Estates
Olea Farm Olive Oil & Tasting Room ©
Olea Farm Olive Oil & Tasting Room

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Urban Adventures, Beach Blanket Babylon, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Paso Robles in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
St. Helena

The city of St.
Clif Family has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Helena trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Robert Mondavi Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from St. Helena in September, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

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.
You've added Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Teatro ZinZanni, 5th Avenue Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in a show at Teatro ZinZanni, then catch a live performance at 5th Avenue Theatre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally catch a live performance at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): join in the after-dark buzz at Showbox, experience the thrill of a live performance at Benaroya Hall, then experience the emotional art of opera at Seattle Opera, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Nightlife Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Teatro ZinZanni ©
Teatro ZinZanni
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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