27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Borrego Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

7
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.
Gaslamp Quarter has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

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Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Original Farmers Market as well as The Grove. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by The Original Farmers Market, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally stop by Hollywood & Highland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then stop by Amoeba Music, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Picnic Point Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tumwater Falls Park (in Tumwater), Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma) and Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the majestic nature at Tolmie State Park, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, and view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Seattle at 68°F and lows at 52°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Picnic Point Park, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Bloedel Reserve, Tolmie State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
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 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Tioga Pass and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel

3
nights
Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs ©
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. California Overland Desert Excursions has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Sunnylands, then get a taste of the local shopping with El Paseo Shopping District, and then experience rural life at Shield's Date Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Borrego Springs trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Borrego Springs. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get warmer in Borrego Springs: highs are around 106°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shields Date Garden, Sunnylands Center & Gardens, El Paseo Shopping District
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Galleta Meadows ©
Galleta Meadows
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

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