59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Miami
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Charleston
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Ashland
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle
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Miami

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Lik Miami, stroll around Lincoln Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally take a stroll through Ocean Drive.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Miami, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

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Lincoln Road ©
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Lincoln Road
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Art Deco Historic District ©
Historic Walking Area
Art Deco Historic District
4.4
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wild Florida Airboats, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, and other attractions. Visit Ormond Beach and Andy Romano Beachfront Park for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and MacDonald House Ormond Beach Welcome Center & Offices. Change things up with a short trip to Copper Bottom Craft Distillery in Holly Hill (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of International Drive and revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando itinerary maker.

Drive from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Charleston.

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Charleston County Courthouse and then admire the natural beauty at Washington Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Postal Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Charleston City Hall.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Orlando to Charleston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

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Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at U.S. National Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Town, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Washington DC in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

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Old Town
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Baltimore

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Ladew Topiary Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Betterton Beach, then pause for some photo ops at The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial, and finally visit Annapolis Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take a stroll through Mount Vernon Cultural District, do a tasting at Boordy Vineyards, walk around Robinson Nature Center, then stroll around Lake Elkhorn Park, and finally try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore road trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Baltimore are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, then wander the streets of Independence Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum and Library, then see the interesting displays at Betsy Ross House, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia visit planner.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

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Barnes Foundation ©
Art Museum
Barnes Foundation
4.6
Independence Hall ©
World heritage site
Independence Hall
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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added Bushwick Collective Street Art, Chinatown, Washington Square Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. 9/11 Memorial and Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at New York Public Library and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan), Stewart State Forest (in New Windsor) and Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Black Rock Forest Consortium, enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, and browse the fresh offerings at Adams Fairacre Farms.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Detroit.

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Speed Boats Tours
4.8
New York Public Library ©
Specialty Museum
New York Public Library
4.7
9/11 Memorial ©
Must see
9/11 Memorial
4.7

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Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see where the action happens at Comerica Park, and finally take a stroll through Campus Martius Park. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Center of America, examine the collection at Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, then stop by Kerrytown, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nickels Arcade.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from New York City to Detroit in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Detroit dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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The Henry Ford ©
Must see
The Henry Ford
4.8

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): trek along Cowles Bog, walk around Indiana Dunes State Park, trek along Lakefront Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and finally make a trip to Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wheeler Park and then identify plant and animal life at Red Oak Nature Center.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago vacation builder app.

You can drive from Detroit to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

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Lakefront Trail ©
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Lakefront Trail
4.8
Cowles Bog ©
Hiking Trail
Cowles Bog
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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at The George Jones, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville holiday maker site.

You can drive from Chicago to Nashville in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

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RCA Studio B ©
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RCA Studio B
4.7
Lotz House Museum ©
Must see
Lotz House Museum
4.8

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 10th (Sat), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and train from Nashville to New Orleans in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

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Garden District ©
Historic Walking Area
Garden District
4.7

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio travel route builder tool.

Drive from New Orleans to San Antonio in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

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The Alamo ©
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The Alamo
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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally visit Canyon Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Santa Fe takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

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San Diego

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.
On the 16th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, then don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, and finally stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to San Diego takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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The Getty Center ©
Must see
The Getty Center
4.8
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
Natural History Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 20th (Tue), try to win big at Casino At The Venetian. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then kick back and relax at Willow Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Let the collections at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 32°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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Yosemite Falls ©
Must see
Yosemite Falls
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Glacier Point ©
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Glacier Point
4.9
Half Dome ©
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Half Dome
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Mecanique and Exploratorium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and wander the streets of North Beach.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ashland.

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Alcatraz Island ©
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Alcatraz Island
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Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Rogue Creamery, view the masterpieces at The Glass Forge, identify plant and animal life at Great Cats World Park, see the interesting displays at Bear Hotel Artworks Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Upper and Lower Table Rock, and finally catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum, identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, steep yourself in history at Butte Creek Mill, then hike along Natural Bridge Loop, and finally learn about winemaking at Quady North Winery Tasting Room.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ashland online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from San Francisco to Ashland takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Ashland: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

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The Glass Forge ©
Must see
The Glass Forge
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Fort Klamath Museum ©
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Fort Klamath Museum
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Portland

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, and then examine the collection at Movie Madness Video and More. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, immerse yourself in nature at Silver Falls State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Ashland to Portland in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ashland in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

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Seattle

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Seahurst Beach Park and Marina Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Brackett's Landing South and Meadowdale Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tahoma National Cemetery (in Kent), Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home (in Renton) and Hindu Temple & Cultural Center (in Bothell). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, explore the world behind art at Cascadia Art Museum, and pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planning app.

Take a bus from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Pike Place Market ©
Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
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