48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Bournemouth
Fly:  23​h
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Medford
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sacramento
— 5 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
bus + train:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
Bournemouth

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.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and Point No Point Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

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Bournemouth, UK to Seattle is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Johnston Ridge Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Flavel House Museum (in Astoria), Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Mount Hood (in Hood River). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens, and immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

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You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Medford.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Beach Books, Mount Hood, Cape Meares Lighthouse
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

5
days
Medford

Medford ©
Medford is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Do your shopping at Glass Forge Gallery & Studio LLC and Rogue Creamery. Step out of the city life by going to Crater Lake National Park and Great Cats World Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medford: Collier Memorial State Park (in Chiloquin), The English Lavender Farm (in Applegate) and Alfred A Loeb State Park (in Brookings). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Wizard Island, explore the activities along Rogue River, hike along Natural Bridge Loop, and take in nature's colorful creations at Upper and Lower Table Rock.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Medford. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Medford hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Medford

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park, Great Cats World Park, Rogue Creamery, The English Lavender Farm, Butte Creek Mill
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Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Safari West. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center (in Santa Rosa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Medford to San Francisco. While traveling from Medford, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Muir Woods National Monument, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

5
days
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Discover out-of-the-way places like California State Railroad Museum and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of the city life by going to Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and South Fork American River. Get out of town with these interesting Sacramento side-trips: Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (in Nevada City), Grass Valley (Lazy Dog Chocolateria, North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum, & more) and Eldorado National Forest (in Placerville). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at California State Capitol and Museum, engage your brain at Aerospace Museum of California, and identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Grass Valley, Aerospace Museum of California, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Eldorado National Forest, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge ©
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to El Portal Market (in El Portal) and Travertine Hot Spring (in Bridgeport). The adventure continues: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, hike along May Lake Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Valley View, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridgeport, El Portal Market
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

5
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get outdoors at Manzanar National Historic Site and Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lone Pine Film History Museums and Goldwell Open Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Death Valley National Park: Death Valley Junction (Titus Canyon, Harmony Borax Works, & more), Death Valley Nut & Candy Co (in Beatty) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

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Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 45°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Death Valley Junction, Beatty, Museum of Western Film History, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Manzanar National Historic Site
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Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Camarillo Premium Outlets and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Head to The Grove and Hollywood & Highlandfor plenty of shopping. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Big Bear Lake (in Big Bear Region), Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and train from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are much colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disney California Adventure Park, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Crystal Cove
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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