31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Seattle
Seattle
— 8 nights
car:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
John Day
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Baker City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Spokane
— 2 nights
car:  7​h
Everett
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Ellensburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Centralia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Tacoma
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Seattle

8
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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.
Visiting Snoqualmie Falls and Bloedel Reserve will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Seattle Art Museum and Museum of History & Industry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Suquamish Museum (in Suquamish), Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards (in Woodinville) and USS Turner Joy Museum Ship (in Bremerton). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, stroll through Alki Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle road trip app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

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Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, USS Turner Joy Museum Ship, Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

2
days
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 15th (Sat): stroll through Ozette Loop Hike. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River and then take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic Peninsula
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Hoh River ©
Hoh River

1
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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, then examine the collection at Heritage Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Astoria takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Heritage Museum ©
Heritage Museum

1
day
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, see the interesting displays at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oregon Coast.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Astoria to Florence by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Scenic Drive

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Oregon Coast
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Siuslaw Pioneer Museum ©
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

2
days
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 19th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy and then trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Redwood National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trinidad, Orick
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Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse ©
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Rim Village and then cruise along Rim Dr.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park online day trip planner .

Drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Historic Sites
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Rim Village ©
Rim Village

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 22nd (Sat), learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend tour planning website .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Bend, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Portland.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oneonta Gorge and then identify plant and animal life at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Forest Park, then appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, and then browse the exhibits of Vista House.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland attractions app .

You can drive from Bend to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in September since evenings lows in Portland dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to John Day.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Oneonta Gorge, Vista House, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Vista House ©
Vista House

1
day
John Day

John Day ©
John Day is a city located about 2mi north of Canyon City in Grant County, Oregon, at the intersection of U.S. On the 25th (Tue), explore the activities along John Day River and then take an in-depth tour of Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read John Day road trip website .

You can drive from Portland to John Day in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Portland in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in John Day, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baker City.

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Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum ©
Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum

2
days
Baker City

Baker City ©
Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Baker Heritage Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, then stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Sumpter Valley Dredge.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Baker City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from John Day to Baker City takes 2 hours. Traveling from John Day in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Baker City, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Baker City

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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Sumpter Valley Dredge
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Baker Heritage Museum ©
Baker Heritage Museum
Sumpter Valley Dredge ©
Sumpter Valley Dredge

2
days
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes and then explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Riverside State Park, then see the interesting displays at Campbell House, then get engrossed in the history at Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Spokane online holiday planner .

Getting from Baker City to Spokane by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Baker City in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Spokane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Spokane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Riverside State Park, North Idaho Centennial Trail
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Riverside State Park ©
Riverside State Park
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

1
day
Everett

Everett ©
Everett is the county seat of and the largest city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Schack Art Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Everett trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Spokane to Everett. When traveling from Spokane in September, plan for little chillier days in Everett, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Ellensburg on the 1st (Mon).

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Schack Art Center ©
Schack Art Center

1
day
Ellensburg

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Iron Horse Brewery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ellensburg trip planner .

You can drive from Everett to Ellensburg in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Everett in October, Ellensburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. You'll set off for Centralia on the 2nd (Tue).

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Iron Horse Brewery ©
Iron Horse Brewery

1
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Centralia

Centralia ©
Centralia is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Centralia trip maker .

You can drive from Ellensburg to Centralia in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ellensburg in October since evenings lows in Centralia dip to 7°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Centralia

#Museums

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The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum
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4
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Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Let the collections at LeMay Museum at Marymount and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paradise Valley and W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tacoma: Olympia (Tolmie State Park & Nisqually Reach Nature Center) and Paradise Loop (in Mount Rainier National Park). The adventure continues: stroll through 5 Mile Drive & Trails and don't miss a visit to Union Station.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tacoma trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Centralia to Tacoma takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Tacoma are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tacoma

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympia, Paradise Loop, Paradise Valley
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Paradise Loop ©
Paradise Loop
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park

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