7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
4
Portland
— 2 nights

2
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Miami to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Plan my day in Big Sur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Big Sur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Big Sur hover around 70°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): cruise along Generals Hwy, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, train, and bus from Big Sur to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, around 63°F, while days are much warmer, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Portland in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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