17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
4
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
8
Portland
— 1 night
9
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
10
Seattle
— 2 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego. On your second day here, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, thenexamine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego. In September, daytime highs in San Diego are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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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 5th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, thentake in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

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
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, thenget to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Highway 1 Discovery Route, immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and then trek along Valencia Peak Trail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo trip maker site.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Montana de Oro State Park
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Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park

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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 9th (Wed), walk around Esplanade, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thenhead off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): walk around Golden Gate Park, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online visit planner.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

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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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, thendon't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thenexplore the striking landscape at Half Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of °F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 23.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stop by Powell's City of Books, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, trek along Wildwood Trail, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Portland, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 16th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, thenstroll through Sol Duc Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Crescent Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Storm King, thenadmire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, thenhike along High Divide, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip website.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
High Divide ©
High Divide

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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 18th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, thenexplore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, thenstroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle tour planner.

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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