23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
3
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Philo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Eugene
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Salem
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Seattle
— 3 nights
11
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology and Magic and Wine Tasting with David Minkin. Popular historic sites such as Paramount Ranch and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like WWII Aviation Museum and Skyrose Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (in Arcadia), 1,000 Steps Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planning website .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

WWII Aviation Museum, 1,000 Steps Beach, Santa Monica Mountains, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Paramount Ranch
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
WWII Aviation Museum ©
WWII Aviation Museum

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Wed), kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, identify plant and animal life at Heron and Cormorant Rookery, and then do a tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Eldwaylen Ocean Park, Heron and Cormorant Rookery, Ancient Peaks Winery
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Ancient Peaks Winery ©
Ancient Peaks Winery

1
night
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pacific Grove itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Pacific Grove in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pacific Grove: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tule Elk Preserve and then hike along Mori Point. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then examine the collection at Marine Mammal Center.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Pacific Grove to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Philo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mori Point, Tule Elk Preserve, Half Moon Bay State Beach, The Marine Mammal Center, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
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Tule Elk Preserve ©
Tule Elk Preserve
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

1
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Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Ranch Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, then stroll through Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, and finally learn about winemaking at Phillips Hill Winery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Philo trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Philo in 2.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Philo: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Philo

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Point Arena, Pennyroyal Farm, Navarro River Redwoods State Park, Sea Ranch Chapel
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Sea Ranch Chapel ©
Sea Ranch Chapel
Navarro River Redwoods State Park ©
Navarro River Redwoods State Park

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City vacation planner.

You can drive from Philo to Crescent City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Philo in May, expect nights in Crescent City to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eugene.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

End of the Trail Museum, Enderts Beach, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
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Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park ©

1
night
Eugene

Eugene
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Eugene day trip website .

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Eugene takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Crescent City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Eugene, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Salem on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Eugene

Parks Outdoors Nature
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nights
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Mount Angel Abbey and Bush's Pasture Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Taft Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salem: St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Mount Angel), Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (in Woodburn) and Depoe Bay (Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area & Boiler Bay State Wayside). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards, explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather, see the interesting displays at The Historic Carousel and Museum, and stroll through Roads End State Recreation Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salem trip maker website .

You can take a train from Eugene to Salem in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Salem sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Newport, Mount Angel, Depoe Bay, Albany
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
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The Historic Carousel and Museum ©
The Historic Carousel and Museum
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Cape Horn Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Beacon Rock, cruise along Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, then identify plant and animal life at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and finally snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Lake Trail, and finally take a peaceful walk through Wildwood Recreation Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirror Lake Trail, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Wildwood Recreation Site, Tillamook Forest Center, Beacon Rock
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Beacon Rock ©
Beacon Rock
Mirror Lake Trail ©
Mirror Lake Trail
Tillamook Forest Center ©
Tillamook Forest Center

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hike along 5 Mile Drive & Trails. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gardens Park, brush up on your military savvy at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Juanita Bay Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Volunteer Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bloedel Reserve, USS Turner Joy Museum Ship, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Golden Gardens Park ©
Golden Gardens Park
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum ©
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum ©

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Snowbasin Resort and then do a tasting at The Hive Winery. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Timpanogos Cave National Monument, trek along American Fork Canyon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Provo City Center Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. May in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

American Fork, Provo City Center Temple, Snowbasin Resort, Wasatch Mountain State Park, The Hive Winery
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Snowbasin Resort ©
Snowbasin Resort
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine

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