22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Gold Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Redwood National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mendocino
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
London

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle tour planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

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Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Left Coast Cellars and White Rose Estate. Visit Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Oregon Garden for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center (in McMinnville), Dayton (Stoller Family Estate & Domaine Serene Winery) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Soter Vineyards, appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl District.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dayton, Officers' Row, Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Oregon Garden
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Left Coast Cellars ©
Left Coast Cellars
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Willamette Valley Vineyards

1
day
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. You will leave for Gold Beach on the 7th (Sat).

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Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Train Mountain Railroad Museum
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Train Mountain Railroad Museum
Train Mountain Railroad Museum
Rim Village ©
Rim Village

2
days
Gold Beach

Gold Beach ©
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Samuel H Boardman State Park and then take in the views from Rogue River Bridge. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Blanco State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Hughes Historic House, and finally see the interesting displays at Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Beach vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Crater Lake National Park to Gold Beach. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Orford, Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
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Cape Blanco State Park ©
Cape Blanco State Park
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Hughes Historic House ©
Hughes Historic House

few
hours
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Beach to Redwood National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Trinidad State Beach
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1
day
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Noyo Headlands Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendocino trip generator.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Mendocino with the Route module. When traveling from Redwood National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mendocino: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Mendocino

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Noyo Headlands Park
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Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Ford House Visitor Center & Museum
Ford House Visitor Center & Museum
Big River
Big River

2
days
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 11th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Ehlers Estate, indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa, then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, then learn about winemaking at Seghesio Family Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Williamson Wines Tasting Room. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at V. Sattui, do a tasting at Schweiger Vineyards & Winery, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip planner.

You can drive from Mendocino to St. Helena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Castello di Amorosa
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui ©
V. Sattui
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Visit Twin Peaks and The Embarcadero for their historical value. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Chinatown, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip generator.

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in April, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Carmel Mission are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel River State Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in Big Sur (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and finally admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and finally examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

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