14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + subway + Fly:  10​h
3
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City


2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bodega Dunes and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Head, Bodega Dunes
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Tunnel View, then make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then contemplate the geological forces at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 14th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Ranch Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach. On the next day, savor the flavors at Rumiano Cheese Company, then immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, and then stroll through Stout Grove.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Crescent City tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Crescent City in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Crescent City when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Enderts Beach, Lone Ranch Beach
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Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Rumiano Cheese Company ©
Rumiano Cheese Company

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then stroll through Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner .

Drive from Crescent City to Newport in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
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Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Take a break from Astoria with a short trip to Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia and appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Astoria online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Astoria sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Lightship Columbia ©
Lightship Columbia

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 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Multnomah Falls, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland tour site .

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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