36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Redding
— 7 nights
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Seattle
— 10 nights
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Vancouver
— 8 nights
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San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Green Gulch Farm (in Muir Beach). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards.

To see maps and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planning site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Redding.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Redding

— 7 nights
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Redding: McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park (in Burney), Chico (Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, Bidwell Park, &more) and Mount Shasta (Shasta-Trinity National Forest & Mount Shasta). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen, take in the dramatic scenery at McCloud Falls, and soothe aching muscles at On Water Yoga.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Redding day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Redding takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for warmer days in Redding, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Redding

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Seattle

— 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, &more), Waverly Beach Park (in Kirkland) and Olympic National Park (Lena Lakes & Murhut Falls). Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning tool.

Getting from Redding to Seattle by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Redding in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 8 nights
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem), Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach) and The Dalles (Fire Museum in City Hall, Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, take a memorable drive along Hood River County Fruit Loop, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount St. Helens.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Vancouver sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.