30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Townsend
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Langley
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Seaside
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
St. Helena
— 2 nights
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bus + subway + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
New York City

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Discovery Park. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Alki Beach
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
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Discovery Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint, and then hike along Wonderland Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

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Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Port Angeles.

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Mount Rainier
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Skyline Trail
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Comet Falls

3
days
Port Angeles

Port Angeles
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Olympic National Park and Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Port Angeles side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Second Beach Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, admire the majestic nature at Sequim Bay State Park, and see the interesting displays at Olympic Coast Discovery Center.

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Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Port Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Angeles are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Townsend.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Olympic National Park, Sequim Bay State Park
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Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
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Second Beach Trail

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Port Townsend

Port Townsend
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Ann Starrett Mansion, explore the world behind art at Jefferson Museum of Art & History, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Port Townsend Antique Mall, and finally explore the world behind art at Northwind Arts Center.

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Drive from Port Angeles to Port Townsend in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Angeles in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port Townsend, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Langley.

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Northwind Arts Center
Northwind Arts Center
Ann Starrett Mansion ©
Ann Starrett Mansion
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Port Townsend Antique Mall

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Langley

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Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Langley trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Port Townsend to Langley in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Langley can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

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Earth Sanctuary ©
Earth Sanctuary

1
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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, then stroll through Drake Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boneyard Beer.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Langley to Bend. Expect little chillier evenings in Bend when traveling from Langley in December, with lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.

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Deschutes National Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest
Tumalo Falls ©
Tumalo Falls
Drake Park ©
Drake Park

1
day
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Nye Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Newport sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bend to Newport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bend in December, with highs in Newport at 49°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Yachats.

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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
days
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and finally take an in-depth tour of Little Log Church. On your second day here, snap pictures at Siuslaw River Bridge and then try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yachats holiday planner.

Getting from Newport to Yachats by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December in Yachats, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

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Florence
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Sandland Adventures
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Heceta Head Lighthouse

2
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip builder.

You can drive from Yachats to Cannon Beach in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Yachats in December, expect little chillier with lows of 37°F in Cannon Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Astoria.

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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

3
days
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Fort Clatsop National Memorial and North Head Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Long Beach and Grayland Beach State Park. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, stroll through Columbia River Maritime Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Astoria sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Astoria by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seaside.

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Long Beach, North Head Lighthouse, Grayland Beach State Park
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

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Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), hike along Saddle Mountain Trail and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seaside Aquarium.

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Seaside is just a stone's throw from Astoria. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in January, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Portland.

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Seaside Aquarium
Saddle Mountain Trail
Saddle Mountain Trail

5
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and The Gordon House. Step out of the city life by going to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Silver Falls State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Mount Hood (in Hood River) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portland vacation planner.

Getting from Seaside to Portland by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Silver Falls State Park, Multnomah Falls, Mount Hood
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

3
days
St. Helena

The city of St.
Visiting Fort Ross State Historic Park and Jack London State Historic Park will get you outdoors. Mission San Francisco Solano and Castello di Amorosa will appeal to history buffs. When in St. Helena, make a side trip to see Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at Darioush and stop by Woodhouse Chocolate.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Portland to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Portland in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Historic Sites Nature

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Napa, Glen Ellen, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Castello di Amorosa, Mission San Francisco Solano
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Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Jack London State Historic Park
Jack London State Historic Park

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