11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cascade Locks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip app .

Honolulu to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the engineering at Ross Dam, then cruise along N Cascades Hwy, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ladder Creek Falls.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our North Cascades National Park trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Seattle to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier nights in North Cascades National Park, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Ladder Creek Falls ©
Ladder Creek Falls
N Cascades Hwy ©
N Cascades Hwy

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. While traveling from North Cascades National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Scenic Drive Trails
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then stroll through Skyline Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and finally take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cascade Locks trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Cascade Locks. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cascade Locks, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip tool .

Drive from Cascade Locks to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): cruise along Rim Dr and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park road trip planning website .

Getting from Portland to Crater Lake National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Portland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Mon), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ©

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 28th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning site .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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