26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Malibu
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
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Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. For shopping fun, head to Pike Place Market or Pioneer Square. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Burien to see Seahurst Beach Park about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, stop by Sur La Table, and examine the collection at Museum of Communications.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip itinerary maker.

Philadelphia to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Olympia

— 2 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ellinor. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Haven International, look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park, then gain insight at Nisqually Reach Nature Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Olympia trip planner.

Drive from Seattle to Olympia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier nights in Olympia, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park. On the next day, hike along Trillium Falls Hike and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympia to Redwood National Park. While traveling from Olympia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of North Beach, and stop by Chinatown.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Redwood National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame and El Pueblo de Los Angeles for their historical value. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tolerance, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Malibu

— 2 nights
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Malibu Lagoon State Beach, then examine the collection at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nicholas Canyon Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at El Pescador State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Westward Beach, stroll through Zuma Beach, then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Surfrider Beach.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Malibu to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Santa Monica

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Visiting Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica Mountains will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Annenberg Community Beach House. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the striking features of Shotgun House, make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip planning site.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Malibu. In July in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Laguna Beach

— 2 nights
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Treasure Island Beach, kick back and relax at Victoria Beach, then kick back and relax at Wood's Cove, and finally walk around Marina Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): choose your vessel at AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dana Strands Beach, and then kick back and relax at Table Rock Beach.

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You can drive from Santa Monica to Laguna Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram, train, and taxi; or do a combination of tram and bus. In July, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and meet the residents at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego journey builder site.

Getting from Laguna Beach to San Diego by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. July in San Diego sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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.