12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  7 h
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
car:  5 h 30 min
3
Portland
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
5
Eureka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Point Arena
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Cincinnati

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then catch a live event at T-Mobile Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle route planner.

Cincinnati to Seattle is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cincinnati in October: highs in Seattle hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
T-Mobile Park ©
T-Mobile Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Olympic National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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day
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 15th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland holiday app.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums 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

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Portland to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October in Redwood National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Lagoon County Park, then stop by Holly Yashi Store and Design Studio, and finally grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, take in the waterfront at Trinidad Harbor, then enjoy the sand and surf at Camel Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Eureka attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Eureka takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Arcata, Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, Camel Rock
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center ©
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, then kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and finally kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Eureka to Fort Bragg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Eureka in October: highs in Fort Bragg hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Point Arena.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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night
Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, and then kick back and relax at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA.

To find out how to plan a trip to Point Arena, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Point Arena takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Point Arena can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trek along Mori Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, and then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Bodega Head and then trek along Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary tool.

You can drive from Point Arena to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Point Arena in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Moss Beach, Bodega Bay, Frog's Leap Winery, Mori Point
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Frog's Leap Winery ©
Frog's Leap Winery

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