11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
San Simeon
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Astoria
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Sacramento

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip itinerary maker.

Sacramento to San Simeon is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Sacramento in September, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

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Beaches Outdoors Wildlife
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip generator.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Simeon to Redwood National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Simeon in September since evenings lows in Redwood National Park dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Newport.

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 21st (Thu), stroll through Nye Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Newport tour planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Newport in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Astoria.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Flying Dutchman Winery
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Flying Dutchman Winery ©
Flying Dutchman Winery

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Astoria itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in September: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Olympic National Park.

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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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nights
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.
On the 24th (Sun), hike along Second Beach Trail. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls and then hike along Hurricane Ridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from Astoria to Olympic National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

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Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Seattle Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seattle custom trip planner.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Parks Museums Nature

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Snoqualmie Falls
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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