23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Tampa
Fly:  8​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
drive:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
Tampa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip planner .

Tampa to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Parks

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Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
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Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Pittock Mansion. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Columbia River Maritime Museum and Portland Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and stroll through Laurelhurst Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Fort Funston National Park. Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Santa Monica Mountains about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 102°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

3
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Walnut Canyon National Monument and Chapel of the Holy Cross are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Bearizona Wildlife Park and Oak Creek Canyon. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sedona tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Sedona at 92°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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