17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
4
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Fresno
— 2 nights
car:  4 h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  4 h 30 min
7
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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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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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach day trip planning site.

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), get outside with Portland Timbers, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and finally trek along Forest Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mendocino.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 28th (Fri), look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves and then admire all the interesting features of Mendocino Coast.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendocino day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Portland to Mendocino takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Mendocino are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Mendocino

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Jams & Preserves ©
Mendocino Jams & Preserves

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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Greek Orthodox Church, then get to know the resident critters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens, and finally get engrossed in the history at Legion of Valor Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get curious at Discovery Center, walk around Woodward Regional Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fresno tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Fresno takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendocino in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fresno, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
St George Greek Orthodox Church ©
St George Greek Orthodox Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Fresno in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally make a trip to Healdsburg Plaza.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Healdsburg is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Gary Farrell Winery ©
Gary Farrell Winery

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Thu), go for a walk through Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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