12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ripon
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Ripon
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Davis
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Arcata
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Redding
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Bend
— 1 night
9
Bend
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Ripon

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Ripon

Ripon ©
Ripon is a city located in San Joaquin County, California. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the wide array of goods at Bass Pro Shop, stop by Denise’s Farmers Market, then take an in-depth tour of McHenry Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of McHenry Mansion.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ripon travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Ripon. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Ripon

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Modesto, Bass Pro Shop
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Denise’s Farmers Market ©
Denise’s Farmers Market
McHenry Mansion ©
McHenry Mansion
McHenry Museum ©
McHenry Museum

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Davis

Davis ©
Davis formerly Davisville is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Davis Greenbelt, then admire the natural beauty at UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Davis trip website .

Traveling by car from Ripon to Davis takes 1.5 hours. In November in Davis, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arcata.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Arcata

Arcata ©
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, then immerse yourself in nature at Patrick's Point State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail and then admire the landmark architecture of Carson Mansion.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arcata holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Davis to Arcata takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Arcata

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Eureka, Trinidad
Highlights from your plan
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Patrick's Point State Park ©
Patrick's Point State Park
Carson Mansion ©
Carson Mansion

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Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy, then try to win big at Chinook Winds Casino & Convention Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lincoln City Glass Center.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lincoln City trip builder .

Traveling by car from Arcata to Lincoln City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Arcata, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lincoln City, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping
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Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy ©
Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lincoln City to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

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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Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Oregon Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Schreiner's Iris Gardens, and then make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salem route planner.

You can drive from Portland to Salem in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Salem are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Redding.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oregon Garden
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Oregon Garden ©
Oregon Garden
Schreiner's Iris Gardens ©
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Salem's Riverfront Carousel ©
Salem's Riverfront Carousel

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Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Whiskeytown Lake, trek along Sacramento River Trail, and then take in the views from Sundial Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Redding trip builder tool .

You can drive from Salem to Redding in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Salem in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Redding, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Redding

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Whiskeytown Lake ©
Whiskeytown Lake
Sundial Bridge ©
Sundial Bridge

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, then learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum, and then stroll around Drake Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rocks and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Redding to Bend takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Redding in November, things will get slightly colder in Bend: highs are around 48°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bend.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

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Bend

Bend ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): hit the slopes at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area and then take in the exciting artwork at Artists Gallery Sunriver. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deschutes Brewery.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bend trip app .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Artists Gallery Sunriver
Highlights from your plan
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
River Rafting & Tubing
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©

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