16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Oregon City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Kuala Lumpur

3
days
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.
Do your shopping at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse-Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, and identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seattle is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seattle is minus 16 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, with highs in Seattle at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Bloedel Reserve
Bloedel Reserve
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
day
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and then explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia road trip app .

You can drive from Seattle to Olympia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Olympia, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oregon City.

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

1
day
Oregon City

Oregon City ©
Oregon City is the county seat of Clackamas County, Oregon, located on the Willamette River near the southern limits of the Portland metropolitan area. On the 30th (Tue), examine the collection at End of the Oregon Trail, then buy something for everyone on your list at Clackamas Town Center, then hunt for treasures at Lake Oswego Farmers' Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Oregon City Municipal Elevator.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oregon City trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Olympia to Oregon City in 2 hours. In January in Oregon City, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Oregon City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Oswego Farmers' Market, Clackamas Town Center
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Clackamas Town Center ©
Clackamas Town Center
End of the Oregon Trail
End of the Oregon Trail
Oregon City Municipal Elevator ©
Oregon City Municipal Elevator

2
days
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.
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and then stroll through Washington Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planning tool .

Portland is just a short distance from Oregon City. In January, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Jose.

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Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion

2
days
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of The Stanford Shopping Center, then delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House, and then see the interesting displays at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Tech Museum of Innovation and then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Jose trip planner .

You can fly from Portland to San Jose in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in February, with highs in San Jose at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, The Stanford Shopping Center
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning app .

Getting from San Jose to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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