15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Horseshoe Bend
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Bus:  8 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Shuttle + Bus:  5 h 45 min
5
Big Sur
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
End: New York City

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In July, Seattle is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Seattle Center ©
Seattle Center

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Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend is the largest city in rural Boise County, in the southwestern part of the U.S. To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Horseshoe Bend online holiday maker.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Horseshoe Bend with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Horseshoe Bend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Horseshoe Bend to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horseshoe Bend to Death Valley National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Horseshoe Bend to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Horseshoe Bend in July; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 101°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

4
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Big Sur side-trips: Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove) and San Simeon (Piedras Blancas & Friends of the Elephant Seal). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls and take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, San Simeon
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Sur to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Big Sur in July, you will find days in Redwood National Park are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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 12th (Wed): examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Los Angeles. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Redwood National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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