21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  6​h 15​min
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Seattle.

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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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Alki Beach, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Bloedel Reserve
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
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The Museum of Flight

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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.
Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Pittock Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sokol Blosser Winery, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robert Mondavi Winery and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. Shop till you drop at Oxbow Public Market and Oakville Grocery. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Wine Country Chocolates (in Glen Ellen) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Napa online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus from Portland to Napa in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. In June in Napa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Oakville, Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, V. Sattui Winery, Wine Country Chocolates
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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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 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then wander the streets of Union Square.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer State Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, stop by The Cheese Shop, steep yourself in history at Cannery Row, and stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Monterey are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer State Beach
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Moonstone Beach and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, browse the eclectic array of goods at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, and then see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay route planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in Morro Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Morro Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Moonstone Beach, San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, Hearst Castle
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 26th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Ojai Meadows Preserve and then stop by Bart's Books. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Villa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Malibu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malibu, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Malibu

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Ojai
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Ojai Meadows Preserve ©
Ojai Meadows Preserve
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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