11 days in San Diego, Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Itinerary

11 days in San Diego, Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Itinerary

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San Diego
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Hood River
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Juneau International Airport, Drive to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
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Drive to Juneau International Airport, Fly to Newark

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San Diego — 3 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Diego itinerary maker.

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Diego. Traveling from Newark in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hood River.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Hood River — 4 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Cascade Locks (Oneonta Gorge & Bonneville Lock & Dam). The adventure continues: hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, experience rural life at Hood River Lavender Farms, fly down the slopes at Mount Hood, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Lake Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River online trip maker.

You can fly from San Diego to Hood River in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in July since evenings lows in Hood River dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve — 3 nights

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bartlett Cove.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hood River to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Hood River in July, expect Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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