26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  25​h
1
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Key West, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Fort Pierce, United States
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h
4
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Groveland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Sonoma, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Trinidad, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Crescent City, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Newport, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
10
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
car:  3​h
11
Mount Rainier National Park, United States
— 1 day
car:  2​h
12
Tacoma, United States
— 1 night
car:  3​h
13
Olympic National Park, United States
— 1 night
car:  3​h 30​min
14
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
15
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
16
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Wellington, New Zealand


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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Wellington, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Wellington to Los Angeles. When traveling from Wellington in October, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. You'll set off for Key West on the 9th (Wed).

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Key West, United States

Key West
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Key West takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Key West. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Los Angeles in October, with lows around 29°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toFort Pierce.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Fort Pierce, United States

Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce is a city in and the county seat of St. For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Pierce trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to Fort Pierce in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fort Pierce when traveling from Key West in October, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 16th (Wed).

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Outdoors Tours Parks
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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Castro. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through The Castro.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Fort Pierce to San Francisco in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Fort Pierce to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Pierce in October, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Groveland.

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Neighborhoods
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The Castro
The Castro

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Groveland, United States

Groveland
Groveland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California. To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Groveland route maker app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Groveland takes 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier nights in Groveland, with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sonoma.

Things to do in Groveland

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Sonoma, United States

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
You've now added Sonoma Valley to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Sonoma Valley.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sonoma tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Groveland to Sonoma by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off toTrinidad.

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Parks Nature Wineries
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Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

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Trinidad, United States

Trinidad
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Trinidad tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Sonoma to Trinidad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sonoma in October, you will find days in Trinidad are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). You will leave for Crescent City on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
Crescent City, United States

Crescent City
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Crescent City itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Crescent City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toNewport.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Newport, United States

Newport
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Newport takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toPortland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature
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nights
Portland, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Food Tours.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in October, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Tours
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Food Tours

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day
Mount Rainier National Park, United States

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burroughs Mountain Trail. On the 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Naches Peak Loop Trail and then trek along Burroughs Mountain Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park travel site .

Traveling by train from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in October: high temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Tacoma.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Naches Peak Loop Trail ©
Naches Peak Loop Trail

1
night
Tacoma, United States

Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tacoma day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Tacoma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October since evenings lows in Tacoma dip to 10°C. You will leave for Olympic National Park on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Outdoors Nature
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night
Olympic National Park, United States

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.
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Tacoma to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. October in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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nights
Seattle, United States

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bill Speidel's Underground Tour, Space Needle, Seattle Art Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll around Kerry Park, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then get thoroughly spooked out with Bill Speidel's Underground Tour, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Flight. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and finally admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle vacation builder website .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Olympic National Park in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stanley Park, Gastown, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Vancouver Seawall and Granville Island.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver online vacation builder .

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
The Grouse Grind ©
The Grouse Grind

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nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Vancouver to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Vancouver, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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Outdoors Tours Parks
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