52 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

52 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

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52 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

Guelph, Canada
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Detroit, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Louisville, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Nashville, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Memphis, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jackson, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Baton Rouge, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Houston, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
San Antonio, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
Big Bend National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
El Paso, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Phoenix, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
San Simeon, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mendocino, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Eureka, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Brookings, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Newport, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Astoria, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Forks, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Port Angeles, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Spokane, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Glacier National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Helena, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Casper, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Keystone, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Sioux Falls, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Minneapolis, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Milwaukee, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Grand Rapids, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Guelph, Canada

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Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Guardian Building.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip planner .

Guelph, Canada to Detroit is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Guelph in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Detroit. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

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Dearborn
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Greenfield Village
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The Guardian Building

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Louisville, United States

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Louisville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Detroit, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Louisville, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
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Nashville, United States

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

Plan trip to Nashville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

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Memphis, United States

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for Jackson on the 10th (Thu).

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Jackson, United States

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 10th (Thu), have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum and then learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Jackson trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Memphis to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baton Rouge.

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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science ©
Mississippi Children's Museum ©
Mississippi Children's Museum

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Baton Rouge, United States

Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Baton Rouge trip planner .

Drive from Jackson to Baton Rouge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Houston.

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Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, and then admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip planner .

Getting from Baton Rouge to Houston by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Houston are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

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Holocaust Museum Houston ©
Holocaust Museum Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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San Antonio, United States

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio attractions planner.

You can drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in San Antonio are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Big Bend National Park.

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#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks
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SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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Big Bend National Park, United States

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Big Bend National Park. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, hike along Lost Mine Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Antonio in September, you will find days in Big Bend National Park are a bit cooler (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You will leave for El Paso on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

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Big Bend National Park
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Big Bend National Park ©
Big Bend National Park
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon

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El Paso, United States

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the El Paso tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to El Paso in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Bend National Park to El Paso due to the time zone difference. September in El Paso sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

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Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
El Paso Zoo ©
El Paso Zoo
Concordia Cemetery ©
Concordia Cemetery

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Phoenix, United States

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 19th (Sat), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planning app .

You can fly from El Paso to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Phoenix is a bit warmer than El Paso - with highs of 44°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Musical Instrument Museum

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 20th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

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Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Simeon, United States

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Friends of Hearst Castle, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Simeon itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mendocino.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Mendocino, United States

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), cruise along Mendocino Coast and then contemplate the long history of Ford House Visitor Center & Museum.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mendocino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Mendocino. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Eureka.

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Ford House Museum

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Eureka, United States

Eureka
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka trip maker site .

You can drive from Mendocino to Eureka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mendocino in October: highs in Eureka hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will leave for Brookings on the 3rd (Sat).

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Brookings, United States

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park and then take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brookings route planner .

You can drive from Eureka to Brookings in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Newport.

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Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

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Traveling by car from Brookings to Newport takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

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Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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Astoria, United States

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then stop by Beach Books.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Astoria road trip planning website .

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Forks.

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Beach Books
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Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Beach Books ©
Beach Books

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Forks, United States

Forks
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Forks trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Astoria to Forks in 4 hours. Traveling from Astoria in October, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Forks. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Port Angeles.

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Port Angeles, United States

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Angeles driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Forks to Port Angeles takes 1.5 hours. In October in Port Angeles, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Port Angeles

#Nature, #Parks

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Crescent Lake
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Crescent Lake

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Mattick's Farm, then admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, and then take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Craigdarroch Castle, then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and then admire the striking features of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Angeles to Victoria. Traveling from Port Angeles in October, Victoria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

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Mattick's Farm, The Butchart Gardens
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

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#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Pike Place Market
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Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Spokane, United States

Spokane
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Spokane online route planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Spokane dip to 3°C. You'll set off for Glacier National Park on the 11th (Sun).

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Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Spokane to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Spokane to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Glacier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helena.

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Helena, United States

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Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

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Getting from Glacier National Park to Helena by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trek along Artist Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

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Traveling by car from Helena to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helena in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 10°C and lows reach -4°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
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Grand Teton National Park, United States

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 17th (Sat), cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

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Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Casper.

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Casper, United States

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Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Tate Geological Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fort Casper Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Casper holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Casper takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Casper can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Keystone.

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Tate Geological Museum
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Keystone, United States

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine.

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Drive from Casper to Keystone in 4 hours. Traveling from Casper in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Keystone, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sioux Falls.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Sioux Falls, United States

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Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral School and then stroll through Falls Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Minneapolis.

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Falls Park
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Minneapolis, United States

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Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
To see photos and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sioux Falls to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee, United States

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Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum.

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Fly from Minneapolis to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October in Milwaukee, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Chicago.

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Harley-Davidson Museum
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Milwaukee Art Museum
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Chicago, United States

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A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

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Traveling by train from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chicago are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids, United States

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The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 27th (Tue), examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Chicago to Grand Rapids takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Rapids, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Grand Rapids. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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