11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Bus:  4​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
bus:  13​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
bus:  11​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seattle Free Walking Tours. On the 7th (Sat), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then walk around Kerry Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Seattle Free Walking Tours, then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, and then enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker site .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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.
Powell Butte Nature Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Powell Butte Nature Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland holiday planning website .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Portland are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Trails
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Mount Tabor Park ©
Mount Tabor Park
Powell Butte Nature Park ©
Powell Butte Nature Park
Multnomah Village ©
Multnomah Village

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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 11th (Wed), hike along Lands End, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then wander the streets of Chinatown. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Trails Parks
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Lands End ©
Lands End
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

1
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and GRAMMY Museum. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then contemplate the long history of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bright Angel Trail as well as Grand Canyon Imax Theater. On the 15th (Sun), watch a film at Grand Canyon Imax Theater, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then get great views at Powell Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. On your second day here, trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 45°F and 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon Imax Theater
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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