49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Dallas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
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Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
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Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Kelowna

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City day trip planning website .

Kelowna, Canada to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. August in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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 Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Appreciate the collections at Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Helicopter Tours in Boulder City, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip app .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Bricktown, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Rink Antique Gallery, and finally appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Society & Museum of Pioneer History, see the interesting displays at Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Old Round Barn, then browse the exhibits of National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Quail Springs Mall.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City road trip planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get slightly colder in Oklahoma City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chandler, The Old Round Barn, The Rink Antique Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology ©
Museum of Osteology

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 11th (Sun), shop like a local with Sundance Square, steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and finally learn about winemaking at Times Ten Cellars.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Dallas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of the Pacific War and LBJ Presidential Library. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Texas State Capitol and Agave Gallery Fine Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Burton Cotton Gin and Museum (in Burton), Copper Shade Tree (in Round Top) and Fredericksburg (Charles Beckendorf Gallery & Enchanted Rock State Natural Area). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, stop by Austin Books & Comics, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Austin holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Burton Cotton Gin and Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Assumption, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally wander the streets of French Quarter.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online visit planner .

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head outdoors with Trustmark Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Flowood Nature Park, then look for gifts at Renaissance at Colony Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, steep yourself in history at Medgar Evers Home, then take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Attic Gallery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jackson tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Jackson to be a bit cooler, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Trustmark Park, Flowood Nature Park, Renaissance at Colony Park
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Cedar Hill Cemetery ©
Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo, then identify plant and animal life at Lichterman Nature Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, explore and take pictures at AutoZone Park, then look for gifts at A. Schwab, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Memphis attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Jackson to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Parkin Archeological State Park
Highlights from your plan
Parkin Archeological State Park ©
Parkin Archeological State Park
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The George Jones. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and Pony Express Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Union Station and Jesse James Birthplace Museum. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs), Glore Psychiatric Museum (in Saint Joseph) and Smithville Lake (in Smithville). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Missouri Star Quilt Company and ponder the design of Loose Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kansas City day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Kansas City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Kansas City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Jesse James Birthplace Museum, Smithville Lake, Missouri Star Quilt Company, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Smithville Lake ©
Smithville Lake
Union Station ©
Union Station
Jesse James Birthplace Museum ©
Jesse James Birthplace Museum

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Head to Pearl Street Mall and 16th Street Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Art Museum and Dinosaur Ridge. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Idaho Springs (St Mary's Glacier & River Rafting & Tubing), Roxborough State Park (in Littleton) and Outlets at Castle Rock (in Castle Rock). It doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park and engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday site .

Getting from Kansas City to Denver by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from Kansas City in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Outlets at Castle Rock, Cherry Creek State Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and Tinkertown Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Harrell House of Natural Oddities, San Miguel Chapel, & more), Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park, get engrossed in the history at Albuquerque Museum, get curious at Bradbury Science Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Old San Ysidro Church, Tinkertown Museum, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): experience rural life at Queen Creek Olive Mill, wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, and then identify plant and animal life at Desert Botanical Garden. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then browse the different shops at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix online tour planner .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Queen Creek Olive Mill
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, contemplate the long history of Casa de Estudillo, and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 23°C, while days are colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets, then browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, then stop by The Original Farmers Market, and finally browse the different shops at The Grove. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, stroll the grounds of Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, then explore and take pictures at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Auburn, and finally stop by Westfield Galleria at Roseville. On the next day, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, then examine the collection at California State Capitol Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sacramento journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sacramento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in September since evenings lows in Sacramento dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town Auburn, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Westfield Galleria at Roseville
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Dunes and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail (in Bodega Bay) and Mori Point (in Pacifica). There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Getting from Sacramento to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Mori Point, Marin Headlands, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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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 historical perspective at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Oregon Garden. Get in touch with nature at Hug Point State Recreation Site and Silver Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Mount Hood (in Hood River) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). The adventure continues: stop by Powell's City of Books and pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. September in Portland sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silverton, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally head off the coast to Picnic Point Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel route planner.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Tahoma National Cemetery, Picnic Point Park, Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Lake Wilderness Arboretum ©
Lake Wilderness Arboretum