11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Woodland
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Bay City
— 4 nights
Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

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Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Silver Falls State Park and Mount Hood. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Oregon Garden and Little Zigzag Falls. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Detroit to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Portland is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Woodland.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Woodland

Woodland is a city in Clark and Cowlitz counties in the State of Washington. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Woodland travel planner.

You can drive from Portland to Woodland in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Woodland

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Bronze Coast Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hug Point State Park in Cannon Beach (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

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Getting from Woodland to Astoria by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Woodland in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Astoria: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bay City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay City

— 4 nights
Bay City is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bayocean Peninsula County Park. Step out of Bay City with an excursion to Manzanita Beach in Manzanita--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum, look for gifts at Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company, and admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bay City road trip site.

You can drive from Astoria to Bay City in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Astoria to Bay City is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bay City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.