18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Columbia
Fly:  8 h 30 min
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  8 h 15 min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
9
Channel Islands National Park
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h 15 min
10
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
End: Columbia

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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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planner.

Columbia to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, Seattle is slightly colder than Columbia - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Cannon Beach.
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cannon Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Cannon Beach at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): hike along Lands End and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Path of History, thencontemplate the long history of The Old Monterey Jail, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Old Monterey Jail ©
The Old Monterey Jail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentrek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally hike along Panorama Trail. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Four Mile Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Monterey in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and finally trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, thendon't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online holiday builder.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 95°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): cruise along Geology Tour Road, thenexplore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boy Scout Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 101°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, thentake in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park ©
The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of The Sea Caves.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Channel Islands National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley National Park to Channel Islands National Park. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Channel Islands National Park hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks Nature
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The Sea Caves ©
The Sea Caves

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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.
Discover how to plan a Los Angeles trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Los Angeles with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Channel Islands National Park in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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