7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Miami

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

Miami to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel 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
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Big Sur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Big Sur hover around 70°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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 take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in August: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 63°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

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Portland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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