13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

San Diego
Drive:  8​h
Arnold
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
Crater Lake National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Redmond
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Bremerton
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Seabeck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
Salem
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Medford
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
San Diego

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Arnold

Arnold
Arnold is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calaveras County, California, United States. For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arnold sightseeing planner.

San Diego to Arnold is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Arnold, with highs around 93°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 61°F. You will leave for Crater Lake National Park on the 26th (Wed).

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls and then contemplate the long history of Rim Village.

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You can drive from Arnold to Crater Lake National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

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Rim Village ©
Rim Village

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Portland

Portland
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.
To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland travel planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Portland by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Seattle.

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Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip generator.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Redmond.

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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Redmond

Redmond
Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located 16mi east of Seattle, within the Seattle metropolitan area. Bring the kids along to Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area and Remlinger Farms. Step out of Redmond with an excursion to Wallace Falls State Park in Gold Bar--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marymoor Park, identify plant and animal life at Juanita Bay Park, and stop by Molbak's Greenhouse and Nursery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Redmond trip planner.

Redmond is just a stone's throw from Seattle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bremerton.

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Woodinville, Juanita Bay Park, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, Remlinger Farms, Wallace Falls State Park
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Wallace Falls State Park
Wallace Falls State Park
Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area ©
Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area
Remlinger Farms
Remlinger Farms

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Bremerton

Bremerton ©
Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. On the 1st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Harborside Fountain Park, admire the majestic nature at Manchester State Park, and then snap pictures at Manette Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bremerton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Redmond to Bremerton takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Redmond in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bremerton, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Seabeck.

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Manchester State Park
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Manchester State Park ©
Manchester State Park
Harborside Fountain Park ©
Harborside Fountain Park
Manette Bridge ©
Manette Bridge

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Seabeck

Seabeck
Seabeck is a former mill town in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, on the Hood Canal.HistoryThe name Seabeck comes from the Twana /ɬqábaqʷ/, from /ɬ-/, "far", /qab/, "smooth, calm", and /-aqʷ/, "water".Seabeck was founded in 1857 by Marshall Blinn and William Adams, doing business as The Washington Mill Company. For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Seabeck itinerary maker.

Seabeck is very close to Bremerton. In August in Seabeck, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

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Rocky Brook Falls Trail
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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Second Beach Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Crescent Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seabeck to Olympic National Park. In August in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salem.

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Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

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Salem

Salem
Salem is the capital of the U.S. For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salem trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Salem in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect nights in Salem to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. You will leave for Medford on the 4th (Fri).

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Medford

Medford
Medford is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Medford itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Salem to Medford takes 4 hours. Traveling from Salem in August, you will find days in Medford are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 5th (Sat).

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Olmsted Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medford to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Medford in August, expect Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point