11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seattle
— 2 nights
2
Portland
— 1 night
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights

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.
Seattle Free Walking Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then stroll around Kerry Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): go all around town with Seattle Free Walking Tours, then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, and then contemplate the long history of West Point Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip website.

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
You've now added Powell Butte Nature Park to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor Park. On the next day, trek along Powell Butte Nature Park, then admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, then stop by Multnomah Village, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hoyt Arboretum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Tryon Creek State Natural Area ©
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take a stroll through Chinatown. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 59°F and lows about 45°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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): see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, stroll through The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then contemplate the long history of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 49°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 · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ©
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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), catch a movie at Grand Canyon Imax Theater, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F and lows are around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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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