34 days in United States & Dublin Itinerary

34 days in United States & Dublin Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach, United States
— 3 nights
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Portland, United States
— 3 nights
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Gold Beach, United States
— 1 night
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Crescent City, United States
— 1 night
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Orick, United States
— 2 nights
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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San Jose, United States
— 2 nights
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Big Sur, United States
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara, United States
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica, United States
— 3 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
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Borrego Springs, United States
— 1 night
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Seattle, United States

— 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, make a trip to Space Needle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

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Belfast, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Belfast in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Cannon Beach, United States

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Head to Bronze Coast Gallery and Cannon Beach Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Cedar Wetlands Preserve in Rockaway Beach (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Short Sands Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Cannon Beach at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Portland, United States

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cellar Door Wine Tours and Sokol Blosser Winery. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Bravuro Cellars in Newberg, approximately Newberg away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, trek along Wildwood Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Clear Creek Distillery, and walk around Forest Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wineries · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Beach, United States

— 1 night
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Ophir Beach, then see the interesting displays at Curry Historical Museum, then kick back and relax at Myers Creek Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Ranch Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Beach day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Gold Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in July, with highs in Gold Beach at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Crescent City, United States

— 1 night
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, then hike along Stout Grove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gold Beach to Crescent City takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Gold Beach, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Crescent City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orick.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Orick, United States

— 2 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, then cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, then hike along California Coastal Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Wilson Creek Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Orick day trip planner.

Getting from Crescent City to Orick by car takes about an hour. In July in Orick, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Laces and Limos (in Napa). There's more to do: get curious at Exploratorium and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orick to San Francisco. While traveling from Orick, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Jose, United States

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 24th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio Del Mar State Beach, kick back and relax at Manresa State Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip maker.

Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in San Jose are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Sur, United States

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 26th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, trek along Partington Cove, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Big Sur online route planner.

Getting from San Jose to Big Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Santa Barbara, United States

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Santa Barbara Safaris, then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach, and then take a tour by water with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip site.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, United States

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Do your shopping at Rodeo Drive and Two Rodeo Drive. Santa Monica Pier and Greystone Mansion and Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Malibu (Zuma Beach, Nicholas Canyon Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, wander the streets of Golden Triangle, explore the galleries of Paley Center for Media, and explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Diego, United States

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in San Diego, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Borrego Springs, United States

— 1 night
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hellhole Canyon Trail and then get a dose of the wild on California Overland Desert Excursions.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Borrego Springs online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Borrego Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Borrego Springs: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Los Angeles, United States

— 3 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.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles route planner.

Traveling by flight from Borrego Springs to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, tram, and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Borrego Springs in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Jerpoint Abbey. Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trinity College Dublin will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Dublin takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Humboldt County travel guide

4.2
Scenic Drive · State Parks · Landmarks