9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edmonds
— 1 day
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Space Needle. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of History & Industry, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

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Richmond to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Richmond in October, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Edmonds.
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Edmonds — 1 day

Edmonds is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States, and is a Northern Suburb of Seattle located 11 miles (18 km) north of the city. On the 6th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express and then stroll through Meadowdale Beach Park.

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Edmonds is just a stone's throw from Seattle. In October in Edmonds, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Edmonds to Portland in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edmonds in October: highs in Portland hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Redwood National Park.
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Redwood National Park — 2 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Redwood National Park takes 7.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge as well as Lands End. On the 11th (Tue), hike along Lands End, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).
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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.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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