16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Orlando


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2
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Ruby Beach, Crescent Lake, & more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Tree Root Cave, stop by Native to Twilight, explore the activities along Quillayute River, and see the interesting displays at John's Beachcombing Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Forks travel route planning tool .

Orlando to Forks is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Orlando, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Forks, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle visit planning website .

Drive from Forks to Seattle in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seattle

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

2
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, and then stop by Santa Claus House.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks road trip website .

You can fly from Seattle to Fairbanks in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get much colder in Fairbanks: highs are around 6°F and lows about -10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

1
night
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. On the 30th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Wild about Denali, trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary app .

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fairbanks in January, with highs in Denali National Park and Preserve at 26°F and lows at 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead

2
nights
Anchorage

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
On the 31st (Fri), look for gifts at Cabin Fever and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, and then examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in January, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Photography Tours
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

1
night
Seattle

Seattle
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Seattle. Traveling from Anchorage in February, things will get much warmer in Seattle: highs are around 50°F and lows about 40°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Tours
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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Book Passage, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and then explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. February in San Diego sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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