32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor
— 1 night
+4
Fly + bus + tram + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Amsterdam

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Ed Munro Seahurst Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the next day, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle is minus 9 hours. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Friday Harbor.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Ed Munro Seahurst Park
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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day
Friday Harbor

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at San Juan Vineyards, and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

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Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum
San Juan Vineyards ©
San Juan Vineyards

2
days
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at South Sister and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hosmer Lake.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Friday Harbor to Bend in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, tram, and bus. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

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Parks Nature Wildlife
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High Desert Museum
South Sister ©
South Sister
Hosmer Lake ©
Hosmer Lake

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.
Get some cultural insight at Willamette Valley Vineyards and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Explore hidden gems such as Multnomah Falls and Silver Falls State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Vista House (in Corbett), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Mount Hood (in Hood River). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

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Traveling by car from Bend to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in August, Portland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Silver Falls State Park, Oneonta Gorge, Willamette Valley Vineyards
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Twin Peaks and V. Sattui. Step out of San Francisco to go to Montara and see Montara State Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at China Beach, and stroll through Fort Funston National Park.

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Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

V. Sattui, Castello di Amorosa, Montara State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

2
days
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 8th (Wed), examine the collection at Eastern California Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): hike along Panoramic Point and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for much hotter days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toBig Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Eastern California Museum
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Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum

2
days
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park and then play a few rounds at Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Spyglass Hill Golf Course
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Spyglass Hill Golf Course ©
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

3
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Get out of town with these interesting Yosemite National Park side-trips: Black Oak Casino Resort (in Sonora) and Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland). There's lots more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

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Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bodie, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Black Oak Casino Resort, Bodie State Historic Park
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Getty Center The Publications and Petersen Automotive Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
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Griffith Observatory

4
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Food Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Belmar Beach in Belmar, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City holiday website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Belmar Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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