8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to San Francisco
San Francisco
— 1 night
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart


San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Aquarium of the Bay, RocketBoat, Sea Lion Center, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: sample some tasty brews at Silver Lion Service - Private Tours, meet the residents at Sea Lion Center, then get the adrenaline pumping with RocketBoat, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of the Bay.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Stuttgart in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Arcata Community Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Redwood National Park at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips


— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument as well as A Great Oregon Wine Tour. On the 18th (Thu), make a short side trip with A Great Oregon Wine Tour, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Portland by car takes about 7.5 hours. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip


— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by Glasshouse Studio, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, catch a live event at T-Mobile Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.