7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Portland
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
End: Palm Springs

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at 26-Mile Bike Path, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and then take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica vacation builder .

Palm Springs to Santa Monica is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Trails Outdoors Parks
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26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then stroll through Point Lobos.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Monterey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Monterey at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Redwood National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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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 30th (Sun), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in June; daily highs in Portland reach 77°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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