23 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dumbo and The Met Cloisters. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City travel route planner.

Memmingen, Germany to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Memmingen in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Richardson Olmsted Campus, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and finally cast your line with Brookdog Fishing Co. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Niawanda Park, see the interesting displays at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, get in on the family fun at Fantasy Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Hole State Park, then see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and finally trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls visit planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Skirball Cultural Center, don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Whitney, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, hike along Moro Rock Trail, then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, get great views at Valley View, stroll through North Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally trek along May Lake Trailhead.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, then trek along Lands End, then kick back and relax at Miramar Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach online road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Cannon Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Cannon Beach at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.
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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 3rd (Sun): grab your bike and head to Willamette River Trail, take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row, then hike along Waterfront Renaissance Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor Park, admire the majestic nature at Bridal Veil Falls, stroll through Angels Rest Trail, get great views at Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wintler Community Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland holiday planning app.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
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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 outdoors at Puget Sound Express and Lena Lakes. We've included these beaches for you: Brackett's Landing South and Alki Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Olympic National Park (Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, Murhut Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, deepen your understanding at University of Washington, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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Oregon travel guide

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A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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