17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Vancouver
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
Eureka
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Salem
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Vancouver

2
days
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.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kerry Park, then examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and then get behind the scenes at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online vacation planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Twin Peaks and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Walt Disney Family Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sacramento (Old Sacramento & California State Railroad Museum), Stonestreet Winery (in Healdsburg) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at California Academy of Sciences and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Stonestreet Winery, V. Sattui Winery
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
days
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 22nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Ferndale Museum and then see the interesting displays at Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, shop like a local with Trinidad Art Gallery, and then cruise along Redwood Highway.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Eureka trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Eureka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Eureka hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Eureka

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Humboldt State University Natural History Museum, Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, Ferndale Museum
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Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum ©
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery
Ferndale Museum ©
Ferndale Museum

3
days
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Linn County Museum and North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Alderhouse Glass Blowers. Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area (in Depoe Bay) and Lincoln City (Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio, Mossy Creek Pottery, & more). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Antique Powerland Museum and stroll through Bush's Pasture Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salem travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Eureka to Salem in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Salem sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

#Museums, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Linn County Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Antique Powerland Museum, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
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Linn County Museum ©
Linn County Museum
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Columbia River Maritime Museum and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Flavel House Museum and Pittock Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Phelps Creek Vineyards (in Hood River), Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, get engrossed in the history at Lake Oswego Preservation Society, make a trip to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, and delve into the lush surroundings at Wildwood Recreation Site.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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