5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Salem
Drive
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Crescent City
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Solvang
— 1 day
Drive
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Santa Barbara
Drive
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Santa Ana
— 1 night
Drive
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Laguna Beach
— 1 day
Fly

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Salem

Salem is the capital of the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, appreciate the history behind The Oregon World War II Memorial, and then learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Salem trip itinerary planning tool.

Portland to Salem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Salem

Wineries

Side Trip

Crescent City

— 1 night
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Crescent City trip maker tool.

Getting from Salem to Crescent City by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October in Crescent City, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will leave for San Francisco on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Crescent City to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Crescent City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Pismo Beach

— 1 night
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach route app.

Fly from San Francisco to Pismo Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Pismo Beach, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Solvang.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Solvang

— 1 day
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, stroll around Hans Christian Andersen Park, then take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Solvang itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Solvang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Pismo Beach in October since evenings lows in Solvang dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Santa Barbara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Solvang in October, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Santa Ana

— 1 night
Santa Ana is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California. To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Ana tour builder website.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Ana in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in October since evenings lows in Santa Ana dip to 63°F. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Laguna Beach

— 1 day
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, then view the masterpieces at Virga Gallery, and finally stroll around Heisler Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach trip website.

Laguna Beach is just a stone's throw from Santa Ana. In October, daily temperatures in Laguna Beach can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.