31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Eureka
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Malibu
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Nashville
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 45​min
10
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
Savannah
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
12
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 25th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Trillium Falls Hike, then trek along California Coastal Trail, and then make a trip to Big Tree.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary site .

Seattle to Redwood National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, Redwood National Park is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Tree
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Venture out of the city with trips to The Victorian Village of Ferndale (in Ferndale) and Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Avenue of the Giants, explore and take pictures at Redwood Highway, appreciate the history behind Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, and grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Eureka in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Eureka can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Avenue of the Giants, The Victorian Village of Ferndale, Clendenen's Cider Works, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants
Clendenen's Cider Works ©
Clendenen's Cider Works

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Eureka to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eureka in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. You will leave for Big Sur on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hawthorne Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur vacation planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cambria visit website .

Getting from Big Sur to Cambria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Cambria: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

3
nights
Santa Barbara

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.
Santa Barbara is known for historic sites, parks, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Santa Barbara Harbor, walk around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cambria in September, plan for little chillier days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa and then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Malibu travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malibu when traveling from Santa Barbara in September, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: San Antonio (SeaWorld San Antonio & Natural Bridge Caverns) and Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin journey maker tool .

Getting from Malibu to Austin by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In September, Austin is somewhat warmer than Malibu - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Antonio, Barn Pottery
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

3
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville online travel route builder .

Fly from Austin to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin in September, expect Nashville to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica and then admire the striking features of St. Peter Catholic Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Graceland, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Memphis using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to River Street Savannah, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Savannah takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis to Savannah, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Savannah sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston online journey builder .

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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