54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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54 days in United States Itinerary

Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Corning
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  3​h
Springfield
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mendocino
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Big Sur
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Paso Robles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
Friday Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 15​min
Edinburgh

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Delaware River and Worthington State Forest. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Nazareth to see Jacobsburg State Park about 1h 50 min away.

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Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In April, New York City is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Corning.

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Upper Delaware River, Jacobsburg State Park, Worthington State Forest
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Worthington State Forest ©
Worthington State Forest

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Corning

Corning ©
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira and then admire the majestic nature at Hills Creek State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hands On Glass Studio, and then take in the exciting artwork at West End Gallery.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Corning in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Corning. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Corning

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

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Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, Hills Creek State Park
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Hands On Glass Studio ©
Hands On Glass Studio
West End Gallery ©
West End Gallery

3
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tomb of the Unknowns and Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to Breezy Point Beach and Campground in Chesapeake Beach (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Smithsonian Institution Building, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and stroll through United States Botanic Garden.

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Drive from Corning to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Corning in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, Tomb of the Unknowns, Breezy Point Beach and Campground
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
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National Portrait Gallery

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days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan and then enjoy the sand and surf at North Avenue Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Street Beach.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Springfield.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Lake Michigan
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North Avenue Beach
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Millennium Park
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

2
days
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Memorial Garden, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and finally examine the collection at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Lincoln Heritage Museum and then contemplate the long history of Edwards Place Historic Home.

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Do a combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: highs in Springfield hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Springfield

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Lincoln Heritage Museum
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Edwards Place Historic Home ©
Edwards Place Historic Home

4
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some historical perspective at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Biloxi Beach. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

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You can fly from Springfield to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Springfield in April, New Orleans is warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Biloxi Beach
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Bodega Head and Drakes Beach. You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and Exploratorium. Change things up with a short trip to Old Sacramento in Sacramento (about 1h 55 min away). There's more to do: examine the collection at Musee Mecanique and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

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You can fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacramento, Bodega Head, Drakes Beach
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

2
days
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, then immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, and then grab your bike and head to Noyo Headlands Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Hendy Woods State Park.

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Drive from San Francisco to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Mendocino, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Mendocino

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Noyo Headlands Park, Hendy Woods State Park
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Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Hendy Woods State Park ©
Hendy Woods State Park

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.
On the 30th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Coast Gallery Big Sur, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

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Traveling by car from Mendocino to Big Sur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mendocino in April, you will find days in Big Sur are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Carmel.

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Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Big Sur to Carmel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Carmel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
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Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

2
days
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Estrella Warbird Air Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Miguel Arcangel, then learn about winemaking at Adelaida Cellars, and finally view the masterpieces at Studios on the Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Point San Luis Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve.

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Getting from Carmel to Paso Robles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect nights in Paso Robles to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Paso Robles

#Wildlife, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Point San Luis Lighthouse, Mission San Miguel Arcangel
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Mission San Miguel Arcangel ©
Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Estrella Warbird Air Museum ©
Estrella Warbird Air Museum
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Studios on the Park

2
days
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park and then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery.

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Traveling by car from Paso Robles to San Simeon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in May, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Montana de Oro State Park
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
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Hearst Ranch Winery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then trek along May Lake Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: trek along Merced Grove.

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Drive from San Simeon to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Merced Grove ©
Merced Grove
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
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Olmsted Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 10th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon.

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You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. In May, Death Valley National Park is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Titus Canyon
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Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove.

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Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, things will get little chillier in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Manzanar National Historic Site
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Grant Grove
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Roaring River Falls

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura, then see the interesting displays at Reagan Ranch Center, and then stroll through Carpinteria State Beach. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and then take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Old Mission Santa Ines, Carpinteria State Beach, Mission San Buenaventura
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Old Mission Santa Ines
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Old Mission Santa Barbara
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Reagan Ranch Center

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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 16th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

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Santa Monica Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Palm Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert and then trek along Bump and Grind Trail.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 40°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Palm Desert
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Indian Canyons
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Palm Canyon
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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma.

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Getting from Palm Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in May, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

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#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula and then explore the activities along Hoh River. On your second day here, cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive and then hike along Ozette Loop Hike.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Olympic National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in May, with highs in Olympic National Park at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Olympic Peninsula
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Hoh River
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula
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Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive

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Friday Harbor

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): experience rural life at Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm and Country Store, then explore the world behind art at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Island Studios and then head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor sightseeing tool .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by combination of ferry and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Outdoors, #Museums
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Island Studios
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tolmie State Park and Snoqualmie Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Green Lake Park. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville) and Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium & Point Defiance Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Kerry Park, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In May, Seattle is a bit warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Tacoma, Tolmie State Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
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