13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Mill Valley
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 1 night
Bus
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Ferry to Victoria, Bus to Fifth at Ocean, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor
— 2 nights
Foot
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
10
Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Mariposa Grove, Tioga Pass, and other attractions. On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing site.

Washington DC to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching, San Francisco Sailing Company, Sutro Baths, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of Sutro Baths.

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Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mill Valley.
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Mill Valley

Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mill Valley road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mill Valley takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mill Valley, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 53°F. You will leave for Redwood National Park on the 16th (Sun).
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Redwood National Park — 1 night

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Tall Trees Grove has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mill Valley to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Mill Valley in August, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 1 night

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sea Lion Caves as well as Oregon Coast Aquarium. On the 18th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium and then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Newport trip planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Newport in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Newport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.
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Astoria — 1 night

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 18th (Tue), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Astoria visit planner.

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Astoria: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hurricane Ridge as well as Olympic Hot Springs. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Olympic Hot Springs.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park itinerary maker site.

Getting from Astoria to Olympic National Park by bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Friday Harbor.
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Friday Harbor — 2 nights

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get in touch with nature with Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In August in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 1 night

Emerald City

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.
You've now added Space Needle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then take a leisurely stroll along Seattle Waterfront, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

You can plan Seattle trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Portland.
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Portland — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Powell's City of Books, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, and other attractions you added. On the 23rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Take the guesswork out of planning a Phoenix vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Portland to Phoenix in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Phoenix. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Phoenix hover around 105°F, while lows dip to 83°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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