12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

6
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Eastbank Esplanade. Get outdoors at Ecola State Park and Multnomah Falls. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach) and Mount Hood (in Hood River). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stroll through Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary maker.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Portland dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Mount Hood
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): stop by Chukar Cherries, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Denver dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax ©
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Franklin on Foot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Grand Ole Opry and then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in October, expect Nashville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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