16 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Houston
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Seattle — 3 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 some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and CityPASS Seattle. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Edmonds to see Meadowdale Beach Park about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and take a memorable tour with Seattle Ferry Service Day Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Boeing Field King County International Airport, McChord Air Force Base and Jefferson County International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 28th (Thu).
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Chinatown. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit North Beach, walk around Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

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Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, then don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, and finally look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market. On the next day, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, see the interesting displays at San Diego Natural History Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary site.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Houston on the 7th (Sat).
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Houston — 3 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Let the collections at Cockrell Butterfly Center and Space Center Houston capture your imagination. The Strand and The Seawall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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