11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Rosa
— 1 day
Drive
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Mendocino
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eugene
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
Drive
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Ashland
— 1 night
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Santa Rosa

— 1 day

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): ride a horse along Hood Mountain Regional Park and then admire the verdant scenery at Bennett Valley.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Rosa online day trip planner.

Oakland to Santa Rosa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from Oakland in September, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Santa Rosa: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Mendocino

— 2 nights
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 8th (Tue), snap pictures at Albion River Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mendocino journey maker site.

Drive from Santa Rosa to Mendocino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Mendocino, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Mendocino

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinidad

— 2 nights
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): do a tasting at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, trek along Hammond Trail, and then see majestic marine mammals with Kayak Trinidad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Big Lagoon County Park, immerse yourself in nature at Humboldt Lagoons State Park, then contemplate the long history of Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Camel Rock, and finally take in the waterfront at Trinidad Harbor.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Trinidad trip itinerary site.

Drive from Mendocino to Trinidad in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Mendocino in September, plan for much colder days in Trinidad, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Bandon

— 2 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, then kick back and relax at Bandon State Park, and finally stroll through Coquille Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Second Street Gallery, play a few rounds at Pacific Dunes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whiskey Run Beach, then stop by Misty Meadows Jams, and finally admire the majestic nature at Port Orford Heads State Park.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bandon road trip website.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Bandon takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bandon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach journey builder site.

Getting from Bandon to Cannon Beach by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Eugene.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Eugene

— 1 night
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): trek along Dorris Ranch, then hike along Ridgeline Trail, then get outside with Spencer Butte, and finally test the waters at Onsen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Eugene day trip site.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Eugene in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eugene: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Eugene

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 17th (Thu): trek along Watchman Peak and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park attractions tool.

Drive from Eugene to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Eugene, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Ashland

— 1 night
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Darkwing Manor & Morguetorium Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ashland online visit planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Ashland in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Ashland, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.