36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Pismo Beach
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Olympic Valley
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Seattle. In June, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, trek along Trail of the Shadows, then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and finally trek along Skyline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Discover Nature.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in June, Mount Rainier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, then get impressive views of Mount Hood, and finally find something for the whole family at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then stroll around Port Marina Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Hood River. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hood River to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Hood River, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portland route planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Half Dome will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Four Mile Trail, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Portland to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Portland in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pismo Beach

— 3 nights
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kids will enjoy Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and Moonstone Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pismo Beach: Cambria (Nitt Witt Ridge, Santa Rosa Catholic Church, &more), Hearst Castle (in San Simeon) and Morro Bay (Morro Bay Skateboard Museum & Morro Rock). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, walk around Dinosaur Caves Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach day trip website.

Getting from Monterey to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Pismo Beach to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Step out of San Diego to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

Make your San Diego itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Pismo Beach to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Canyons, then explore the galleries of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Theresa Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip maker app.

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (49°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Lake Tahoe Yoga, then admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe route planner.

You can fly from Palm Springs to South Lake Tahoe in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Transportation · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olympic Valley

— 3 nights
Attractions like Eagle Rock Hiking Trail and Commons Beach Park make great kid-friendly stops.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Olympic Valley trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Olympic Valley in 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Olympic Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.