9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Portland
— 1 night
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Solvang.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Solvang

Solvang
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Solvang day trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Solvang by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier nights in Solvang, with lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in Solvang

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey attractions planner .

Getting from Solvang to Monterey by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Solvang in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Parks
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Lombard Street, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

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

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Redwood National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip builder app .

Getting from San Francisco to Redwood National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get slightly colder in Redwood National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
night
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 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally hike along Forest Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Portland with the Route module. When traveling from Redwood National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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 9th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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