50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Wawona
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Calistoga
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Jose
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Portland
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sofia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at California Science Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Bring the kids along to Disney California Adventure Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and explore the world behind art at The Broad.

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Sofia, Bulgaria to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disney California Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Jolla Shores Park and San Diego Zoo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach.

To see photos and tourist information, use the San Diego online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Del Mar City Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dante's View and Zabriskie Point. Explore Death Valley National Park's surroundings by going to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley) and Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum (in Death Valley Junction). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Death Valley National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

4
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giant Forest and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

Plan my day in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

4
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wawona trip builder tool .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona in 3.5 hours. In June in Wawona, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

4
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Goat Rock Beach and Sharpsteen Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Amorosa and Vincent Arroyo Winery. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park and learn about winemaking at Reverie Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Calistoga tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Wawona to Calistoga in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Wawona in June, with highs in Calistoga at 33°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Goat Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Storybook Mountain Vineyards ©
Storybook Mountain Vineyards
Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum

5
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Family-friendly places like Point Lobos and Lovers Point will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Asilomar State Beach and Dennis the Menace Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Capitola Beach (in Capitola), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Monterey (The Cannery Row Monument & Monterey Bay Aquarium). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum, and take in the waterfront at Carmel Beach Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Jose online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Calistoga to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Calistoga in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Jose, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Capitola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like California Academy of Sciences and Crissy Field. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from San Jose in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Point Defiance Park and Space Needle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Museum of Flight and Sky View Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Olympia (Washington State Capitol & Hands On Children's Museum) and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle online holiday builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Olympia, Point Defiance Park, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Powell's City of Books and Oregon Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and International Rose Test Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Toutle) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, and have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Portland.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip maker tool .

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Johnston Ridge Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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