36 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

36 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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Tacoma, United States
— 2 nights
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
3
Portland, United States
— 3 nights
4
San Jose, United States
— 2 nights
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Sacramento, United States
— 2 nights
6
Glendale, United States
— 1 night
7
Inglewood, United States
— 3 nights
8
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
9
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
10
Denver, United States
— 2 nights
11
San Antonio, United States
— 2 nights
12
Dallas, United States
— 1 night
13
Houston, United States
— 1 night
14
Saint Louis, United States
— 2 nights
15
Philadelphia, United States
— 2 nights
16
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights

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Tacoma, United States

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, trek along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, thendon't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, and finally make a trip to Union Station.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tacoma holiday planner.

Plattsburgh to Tacoma is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Plattsburgh to Tacoma due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hands On Children's Museum, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium ©
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, visit Granville Island, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tacoma to Vancouver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Portland, United States

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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Portland Timbers, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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San Jose, United States

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oakland California Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Jose in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Oakland California Temple
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Oakland California Temple ©
Oakland California Temple

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Sacramento, United States

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 25th (Wed), browse the exhibits of California State Capitol Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, thenexamine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally trek along Stevens Trail. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, explore the activities along Lake Natoma, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sacramento online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Jose to Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Jose, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Glendale.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Lake Natoma
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California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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Glendale, United States

Glendale ©
Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): shop like a local with Tolmachoff Farms, thensteep yourself in history at Sahuaro Ranch Park, thenstroll around Thunderbird Paseo Park, and finally stop by Cerreta Candy Co..

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Glendale tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sacramento to Glendale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Glendale is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sacramento in August: highs in Glendale hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inglewood.

Things to do in Glendale

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Thunderbird Paseo Park ©
Thunderbird Paseo Park
Sahuaro Ranch Park ©
Sahuaro Ranch Park
Cerreta Candy Co. ©
Cerreta Candy Co.

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Inglewood, United States

Inglewood ©
Inglewood is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Get out of town with these interesting Inglewood side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

Plan trip to Inglewood with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Glendale to Inglewood with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Glendale in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Inglewood: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Inglewood

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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San Diego, United States

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker website.

You can drive from Inglewood to San Diego in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip site.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Denver, United States

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then head outdoors with Apex Ex. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Denver travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Denver at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Golden, Hidee Gold Mine, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum ©
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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San Antonio, United States

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, stroll around Hemisfair Park, thensteep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. On the next day, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in September, expect nights in San Antonio to be warmer, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Museums
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Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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Dallas, United States

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 10th (Fri), head outdoors with Texas Greenbelt Trinity River Trail, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, Texas Greenbelt Trinity River Trail
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, thenexamine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Houston trip builder site.

You can drive from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Houston can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Hermann Park's Japanese Garden ©
Hermann Park's Japanese Garden

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Saint Louis, United States

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church, see the interesting displays at Campbell House Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, walk around Forest Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis day trip planning site.

Fly from Houston to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in September: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania, thentake a stroll through Boathouse Row, thenexplore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally walk around Wissahickon Valley Park. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, thensteep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally take a stroll through Society Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Philadelphia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint Louis to Philadelphia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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