13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Ashland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Schneider Museum of Art and then see a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ashland day trip planning tool .

San Francisco to Ashland is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ashland: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Ashland

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Schneider Museum of Art ©
Schneider Museum of Art

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, learn about winemaking at K&M Wines, then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Natalies Estate Winery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, then take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then pause for some photo ops at Vista House, and finally steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Getting from Ashland to Portland by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ashland in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vista House, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, K&M Wines, Natalies Estate Winery, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Vista House ©
Vista House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Seattle Mystery Bookshop.

Plan my day in Seattle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Granite Park Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then trek along Piegan Pass.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in May, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Piegan Pass ©
Piegan Pass

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Zion Shuttle and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zion's Main Canyon and Observation Point. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. It doesn't end there: trek along Angel's Landing.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in May, Zion National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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