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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then walk around Kerry Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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night
Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend is the largest city in rural Boise County, in the southwestern part of the U.S. To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Horseshoe Bend trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Horseshoe Bend. Traveling from Seattle to Horseshoe Bend, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Horseshoe Bend are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Tours Outdoors 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): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horseshoe Bend to Death Valley National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Horseshoe Bend to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Horseshoe Bend in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 101°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tioga Pass and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and bus takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are much colder (46°F). On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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
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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You'll get in some beach time at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Big Sur side-trips: San Simeon (Piedras Blancas & Friends of the Elephant Seal) and Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls and snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

You can plan Big Sur trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Big Sur hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Sur to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Big Sur in July, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Los Angeles with the Route module. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Redwood National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary app.

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

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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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