31 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Victoria, Bus to Fifth at Ocean, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
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Cannon Beach
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Drive
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Newport
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Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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New Orleans
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Hilton Head
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Charleston
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Myrtle Beach
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 1 day

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Manchester, UK to Friday Harbor is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Friday Harbor to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and The Museum of Flight. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, stroll around Kerry Park, and don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Seattle route planner.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In August, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at International Police Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cannon Beach Gallery, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 2 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, stop by Newport Candy Shoppe, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Newport trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, you will find days in Newport are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mariposa Grove, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newport to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Newport in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 10th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Moro Rock Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The National Atomic Testing Museum and Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. George Temple and Historic Route 66 Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kingman Railroad Museum (in Kingman), Chloride, Arizona (in Chloride) and St. George Tabernacle (in St. George). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, stop by The LINQ Promenade, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
The Myrtles Plantation and Lake Lawn Metairie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Francisville United Methodist Church and St. Joseph Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and West Feliciana Historical Society Museum (in Saint Francisville). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourbon Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and make a trip to Houmas House and Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 3 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get a sense of the local culture at Coastal Discovery Museum and Hunting Island Lighthouse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. There's much more to do: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head route planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Hilton Head: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 4 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
The Charleston Museum and Patriots Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Sullivan's Island Lighthouse and Fort Sumter National Monument. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at H.L. Hunley Submarine, explore the galleries of Nathaniel Russell House, steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation, and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charleston travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 3 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 29th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Brookgreen Gardens and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then make a trip to Barefoot Landing, then examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, and finally catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach road trip tool.

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Oregon Coast travel guide

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State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.
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