15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Woodburn
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Discover Nature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, then trek along Skyline Trail, then get outside with Reflection Lakes, and finally trek along Trail of the Shadows.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip builder site.

New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Mount Rainier National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 71°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Seattle

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Alki Beach, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and finally stroll through Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: hike along Sol Duc Falls, take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, stroll through Hoh River Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then stroll through Wildwood Trail, and finally trek along Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Hyland Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Portland. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Woodburn.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Woodburn

— 1 night
Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Swan Island Dahlias.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Woodburn driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Woodburn takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Woodburn

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

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Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, then examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Rowena Crest Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Eagle Creek Trail, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, then look for all kinds of wild species at Little Zigzag Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Ponytail Falls.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hood River trip planner.

You can drive from Woodburn to Hood River in 2 hours. Traveling from Woodburn in September, you will find days in Hood River are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hood River to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hood River in September, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature
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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.