14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 5 nights

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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 21st (Mon): admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library, then stroll through Alki Beach, and then kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): walk around Kerry Park, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker.

Cleveland to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House, and finally go for a walk through Wintler Community Park. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Live Laugh Love Art, then learn about winemaking at Soter Vineyards, then do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Portland are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco planning website.

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petersen Automotive Museum and California Science Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Broad and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, take an in-depth tour of Skirball Cultural Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Pacific Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Jolla Shores Park and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Del Mar City Beach in Del Mar--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.