33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
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Olympia
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Portland
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Oregon City
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Salem
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Medford
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Redding
— 1 night
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Yuba City
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Modesto
— 2 nights
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Wawona
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Fresno
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Monterey
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, then don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online itinerary planner.

Mackay, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mackay to Seattle is minus 18 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mackay in January, with highs in Seattle at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Olympia.

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Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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 still lots to do: have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, view the masterpieces at Childhood's End Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Washington State Capitol.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia online trip maker.

Getting from Seattle to Olympia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Olympia, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium ©
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland route planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Portland sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Oregon City.

Things to do in Portland

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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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. On the 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rogerson Clematis Garden, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. 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 indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coin Toss Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oregon City road trip website.

Oregon City is very close to Portland. In January, daytime highs in Oregon City are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salem.

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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): get a sense of history and politics at Oregon State Capitol, then find something for the whole family at Enchanted Forest Theme Park, then don't miss a visit to The Oregon World War II Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Salem's Riverfront Carousel. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Willamette Valley Cheese Company, examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then learn about winemaking at Bethel Heights Vineyard, and finally stroll around Minto-Brown Island Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salem vacation app.

You can drive from Oregon City to Salem in an hour. January in Salem sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Medford.

Things to do in Salem

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Upper and Lower Table Rock, contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River, and then stroll through Natural Bridge Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Lithia Park, then walk around Medford Railroad Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Medford travel planner.

You can drive from Salem to Medford in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Medford

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Rogue River ©
Rogue River
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): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park travel route builder site.

Getting from Medford to Redwood National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Medford in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Redwood National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 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 · Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. On the 15th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, hike along Sacramento River Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bethel Church.

Plan a Redding trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Redding in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Redding can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yuba City.

Things to do in Redding

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McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
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), take an in-depth tour of Community Memorial Museum, then stroll through Sutter Bike Trail, and then get outside with Sutter Buttes.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yuba City online holiday planner.

You can 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 · Museums
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Sutter Buttes ©
Sutter Buttes
Community Memorial Museum ©
Community Memorial Museum

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 17th (Fri), stroll through American River Bicycle Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, get to know the resident critters at Sacramento Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip planner.

Drive from Yuba City to Sacramento in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

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California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Sun), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planning site.

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sacramento in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Modesto.

Things to do in San Francisco

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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 take an in-depth tour of McHenry Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of McHenry Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Great Valley Museum, then see the interesting displays at Castle Air Museum, and then cruise along Palos Verdes Scenic Drive.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Modesto travel route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Modesto in 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Modesto, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Modesto

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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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. On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. Keep things going the next day: trek along Mariposa Grove, make a trip to Washburn Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wawona tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Modesto to Wawona takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Wawona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Wawona

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point

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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Forestiere Underground Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, then stroll around Woodward Regional Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinzen Japanese Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fresno online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Fresno takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Woodward Regional Park ©
Woodward Regional Park
Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monterey online trip maker.

Drive from Fresno to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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). Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Amphora Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Greenspace Creekside Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and then trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cambria trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Monterey in January, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Cambria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cambria in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Barbara, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in January, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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