35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Coeur d'Alene
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
End: San Francisco

7
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Cente and The Art Spirit Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area and Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Wallace (Historic Wallace, Idaho & Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail), Sandpoint City Beach (in Sandpoint) and Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Bonners Ferry). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, admire the natural beauty at Arboretum & Botanical Garden, explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Rider Ranch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary planning app .

San Francisco to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Coeur d'Alene hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, Old Mission State Park, Historic Wallace, Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park

4
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour and Picnic Point Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Finnriver (in Chimacum), Dungeness River Audubon Center (in Sequim) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, make a trip to Pioneer Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Picnic Point Park, Dungeness River Audubon Center, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Boeing Future of Flight, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Multnomah Village. Discover out-of-the-way places like Astoria Column and Haystack Rock. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Young River Falls (in Astoria), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex (in Trout Lake). There's still lots to do: stroll through Manzanita Beach, stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and kick back and relax at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland travel planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Astoria, Multnomah Falls, Manzanita Beach, Kilchis Point Reserve, Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve (in Carpinteria), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and El Pescador State Beach (in Malibu). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Portland to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Portland in August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, El Pescador State Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Shores Park and Coronado Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Mission Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Carlsbad to see South Carlsbad State Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Do your shopping at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes, Goat Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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