9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Drive
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Newport
Drive
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
5
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive
6
Quinault
Drive
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Neah Bay
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly

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New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary app.

Lafayette to New Orleans is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lafayette in September, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in New Orleans

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Portland takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Portland is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Portland: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop and then appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Newport trip builder website.

You can drive from Portland to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Newport is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach road trip site.

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Aberdeen

— 1 night
Aberdeen is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen tour builder tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You'll set off for Quinault on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Quinault

Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls.

Before you visit Quinault, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Aberdeen to Quinault by car takes about an hour. September in Quinault sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Quinault

Nature · Parks
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Neah Bay

Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Neah Bay day trip site.

Traveling by car from Quinault to Neah Bay takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
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Port Townsend

— 1 night
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Townsend vacation planning website.

Drive from Neah Bay to Port Townsend in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Port Townsend are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker site.

Drive from Port Townsend to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Townsend in September: highs in Seattle hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.