31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  22​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Showbox and The Tasting Room. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a taste of local nightlife at Showbox, get a taste of local nightlife at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, then get a taste of local nightlife at The Tasting Room, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Pioneer Square and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Seattle are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Nightlife Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley ©
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Visiting Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and Wildwood Recreation Site will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Sokol Blosser Winery. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Washougal), Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Adelsheim Vineyard (in Newberg). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, stroll through Laurelhurst Park, do a tasting at Carlton Winemakers Studio, and have some family-friendly fun at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wildwood Recreation Site, Sokol Blosser Winery, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Little Zigzag Falls, Adelsheim Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Montara State Beach (in Montara). Dedicate the 11th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, and shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Portland in April, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Glacier Point. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, make a trip to Valley View, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and trek along Wawona Meadow.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lovers Point, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then hike along Partington Cove, then learn about winemaking at Holman Ranch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur online travel route planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Big Sur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Holman Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then relax in the rural setting at The Luffa Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria tour website .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. When traveling from Big Sur in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Maria, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries

Side Trip

The Luffa Farm
Highlights from your plan
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
The Luffa Farm ©
The Luffa Farm

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Zuma Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Cove, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, and then kick back and relax at Malibu Lagoon State Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malibu trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Malibu takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Malibu, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santa Monica Beach, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and look for gifts at Guitar Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Caesars Palace, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum