13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Seattle
— 1 night
2
Portland
— 1 night
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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 3rd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel planner.

Columbus to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Columbus to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in September, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, thenadmire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

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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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Portland in September, with highs in Redwood National Park at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Mon), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, examine the collection at de Young Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, thenstroll around Golden Gate Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour builder.

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Redwood National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Honig Vineyard & Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Honig Vineyard & Winery ©
Honig Vineyard & Winery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, thenfind something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip site.

Traveling by flight from St. Helena to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along South Kaibab Trail, thenget great views at Yaki Point, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, thendon't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally stop by Barneys New York. On the next day, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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