15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly:  7​h
Portland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Hood River
— 1 night
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Mendocino
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Atlanta

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Powell's City of Books, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip maker .

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Portland. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in September, with highs in Portland at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cannon Beach.

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books

2
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then look for gifts at Beach Books, then stroll through Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column.

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Traveling by bus from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hood River.

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Seaside, Astoria
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

1
day
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Sun), see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hood River trip site .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendocino.

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Lock & Dam
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
days
Mendocino

Mendocino
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, explore the landscape on two wheels at Noyo Headlands Park, and then admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Big River and then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendocino online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hood River to Mendocino in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Hood River in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mendocino, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Big River
Big River

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Redwood National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mendocino to Redwood National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mendocino in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

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2
days
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Harmons City Creek, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to Salt Lake City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Redwood National Park to Salt Lake City. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Salt Lake City. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

2
days
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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You can fly from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect West Yellowstone to be a bit cooler, temps between 50°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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