33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mackay
Fly:  28​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Oregon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Medford
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Redding
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Yuba City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Modesto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Fresno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
18
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Las Vegas

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning site .

Mackay, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mackay in January, with highs in Seattle at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Museum of Glass, & more). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington State Capitol, take in the exciting artwork at Childhood's End Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Olympia road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Olympia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in January, Olympia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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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.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oregon City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Oregon City

Oregon City ©
Oregon City is the county seat of Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, located on the Willamette River near the southern limits of the Portland metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oneonta Gorge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rogerson Clematis Garden, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, then admire the sheer force of Willamette Falls, then contemplate the long history of Oregon City Municipal Elevator, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Coin Toss Brewing Company.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oregon City visit app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Oregon City takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Oregon City

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Rogerson Clematis Garden, Wine Tours & Tastings, Oneonta Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Wine Tours & Tastings
Oregon City Municipal Elevator ©
Oregon City Municipal Elevator

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Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Oregon State Capitol, get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Theme Park, then appreciate the history behind The Oregon World War II Memorial, and finally make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel. Keep things going the next day: stop by Willamette Valley Cheese Company, then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then do a tasting at Bethel Heights Vineyard, and finally stroll around Minto-Brown Island Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem trip site .

Drive from Oregon City to Salem in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Salem's Riverfront Carousel ©
Salem's Riverfront Carousel
Minto-Brown Island Park ©
Minto-Brown Island Park

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Medford

Medford ©
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Upper and Lower Table Rock, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River, and then hike along Natural Bridge Loop. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Lithia Park, walk around Medford Railroad Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Medford route planner .

Getting from Salem to Medford by car takes about 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Medford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Medford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lithia Park, Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park
Upper and Lower Table Rock ©
Upper and Lower Table Rock

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Medford to Redwood National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Medford in January; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Redding.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

1
night
Redding

Redding
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then trek along Sacramento River Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethel Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Redding holiday planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Redding in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Redding are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yuba City.

Things to do in Redding

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bethel Church ©
Bethel Church

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Yuba City

Yuba City ©
Yuba City is a city in Northern California and the county seat of Sutter County, California, United States. On the 16th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Community Memorial Museum, then stroll through Sutter Bike Trail, and then get outside with Sutter Buttes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yuba City visit planner .

Drive from Redding to Yuba City in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Yuba City are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yuba City

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Community Memorial Museum ©
Community Memorial Museum

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, get to know the resident critters at Sacramento Zoo, then explore the galleries of California State Capitol Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sacramento trip planner .

Drive from Yuba City to Sacramento in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Sacramento can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven
Highlights from your plan
American River Bicycle Trail ©
American River Bicycle Trail
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sacramento in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Modesto.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Modesto

Modesto ©
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get in on the excitement at John Thurman Field, appreciate the history behind Modesto Arch, then get engrossed in the history at McHenry Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at McHenry Mansion. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Great Valley Museum, then examine the collection at Castle Air Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Palos Verdes Scenic Drive.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Modesto tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Modesto in 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for little chillier nights in Modesto, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Modesto

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Palos Verdes Scenic Drive, Castle Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
McHenry Museum ©
McHenry Museum
McHenry Mansion ©
McHenry Mansion
Great Valley Museum ©
Great Valley Museum

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wawona trip planner .

Drive from Modesto to Wawona in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Fresno

Fresno ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens, then get to know the resident critters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, then stroll around Woodward Regional Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinzen Japanese Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fresno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Fresno takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fresno are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Woodward Regional Park ©
Woodward Regional Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Shinzen Japanese Garden ©
Shinzen Japanese Garden

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 26th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip maker tool .

Getting from Fresno to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In January in Monterey, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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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). Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Amphora Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cambria trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Monterey in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cambria, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cambria to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cambria in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Santa Barbara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in January since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 11°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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