12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Portland
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lincoln City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Lacey
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Portland

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Lincoln City

Lincoln City
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lincoln City vacation builder.

Portland to Lincoln City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Portland in October, expect nights in Lincoln City to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. On the 6th (Fri), you're off toAberdeen.

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States, founded by Samuel Benn in 1884. To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aberdeen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Aberdeen takes 4.5 hours. In October in Aberdeen, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Lacey.

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Lacey

Lacey
Lacey is a city in Thurston County, Washington, United States. To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lacey vacation planner.

Drive from Aberdeen to Lacey in an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Lacey when traveling from Aberdeen in October, with lows around 41°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 8th (Sun).

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): have fun and explore at Exploratorium, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Lacey to San Francisco with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lacey in October, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Washington DC.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The White House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The White House ©
The White House

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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