11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  4​h
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: New Orleans

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pacific Science Center as well as Sky View Observatory. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Shop till you drop at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planning site .

New Orleans to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rainier. On the 3rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and then admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls.

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You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Myrtle Falls ©
Myrtle Falls
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Japanese Garden and Ladd's Addition. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then deepen your understanding at Vista House, and finally contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip builder app .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, Portland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vista House, Columbia River Highway
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Vista House ©
Vista House
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): ride a horse along Ramona Falls Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Little Zigzag Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then see the interesting displays at Mt Hood Cultural Center and Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Timberline Lodge road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Timberline Lodge takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Timberline Lodge are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ramona Falls Trail, Little Zigzag Falls
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Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

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