36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Brookings
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tommy Thompson Trail and 5 Mile Drive & Trails. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tumwater Falls Park and Roozengaarde Display Garden. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Gold Bar to see Wallace Falls State Park about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Columbia Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, and kick back and relax at Golden Gardens Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Seattle at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wallace Falls State Park, Tommy Thompson Trail, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, Tumwater Falls Park, Roozengaarde Display Garden
Highlights from your plan
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, identify plant and animal life at Audubon Society of Portland, identify plant and animal life at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, and finally explore the activities along Lake Sacajawea Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens, stroll through Waterfront Renaissance Trail, hike along Lacamas Park Trail, then hike along Powell Butte Nature Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Milo McIver State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vancouver, Lacamas Park Trail, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Sacajawea Park
Highlights from your plan
Tryon Creek State Natural Area ©
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Lake Sacajawea Park ©
Lake Sacajawea Park

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at The Wine Shack.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach Distillery ©
Cannon Beach Distillery
Spas
Icefire Glassworks ©
Icefire Glassworks

1
night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. On the 9th (Sun), tee off at Pacific Dunes, stroll through Whiskey Run Beach, play a few rounds at Bandon Crossings Golf Course, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bandon State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Coquille Point.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bandon trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Bandon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Bandon

Outdoors Golf Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point
Whiskey Run Beach ©
Whiskey Run Beach

1
night
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor, enjoy the sand and surf at Myers Creek Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Ranch Beach, then admire the majestic nature at McVay Rock State Recreation Site, and finally admire the majestic nature at Alfred A Loeb State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brookings tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Bandon to Brookings takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor, Myers Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Alfred A Loeb State Park ©
Alfred A Loeb State Park
McVay Rock State Recreation Site ©
McVay Rock State Recreation Site

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Marina State Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tule Elk Preserve and Point Reyes Hiking Trails. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, kick back and relax at Capitola Beach, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Tamalpais State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Brookings to San Francisco with the Route module. Traveling from Brookings in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore, Shark Fin Cove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Stinson Beach, Half Moon Bay State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get outdoors at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Mount Charleston. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area (in Littlefield), Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, look for all kinds of wild species at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and have fun at Machine Guns Vegas.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesquite, Helicopter Tours, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lions, Tigers & Bears and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Visit Windansea Beach and Dog Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Encinitas (Swami's Beach & Moonlight State Beach), Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological (in Murrieta) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Shell Beach, kick back and relax at Harbor Beach, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Oceanside, Del Mar, Mount Helix Park, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center and Corona Del Mar State Beach. Get in touch with nature at Heaps Peak Arboretum and Seal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Marina Beach (in Marina del Rey), Vasquez Rocks Natural Area (in Agua Dulce) and Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (in Huntington Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Salt Creek Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at 1,000 Steps Beach, don't miss a visit to The Chandelier Tree, and walk around Grand Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Marina Beach, Heaps Peak Arboretum, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Corona Del Mar State Beach ©
Corona Del Mar State Beach
The Wedge ©
The Wedge

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Loop Road and Lehardy's Rapids. Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, & more) and Yellowstone River (in West Yellowstone). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and get impressive views of Mud Volcano.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone River
Highlights from your plan
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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