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:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Truckee
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hillsboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  9​h
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 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip maker .

Getting from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 82°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 17th (Wed), make a trip to Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, kick back and relax at West End Beach, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July since evenings lows in Truckee dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©

1
night
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinidad State Beach, then see the interesting displays at Trinidad Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Camel Rock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip planner .

You can drive from Truckee to Trinidad in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Truckee in July, expect nights in Trinidad to be somewhat warmer, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Trinidad

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Camel Rock
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Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad Museum ©
Trinidad Museum

2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Sunriver Nature Center, then see the sky in a new way at Oregon Observatory, then explore the activities along Deschutes River, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Drake Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bend itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Bend takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Trinidad in July, expect nights in Bend to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are much warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hillsboro.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunriver, Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Oregon Observatory ©
Oregon Observatory
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Hillsboro

Hillsboro ©
Hillsboro is the fifth-largest city in the State of Oregon and is the county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about winemaking at Adelsheim Vineyard, look for gifts at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and then learn more about the world around you at Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Roloff Farms, indulge your taste buds at Sokol Blosser Winery, then admire the natural beauty at Schreiner's Iris Gardens, and finally stroll around Hyland Forest Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hillsboro trip maker app .

Getting from Bend to Hillsboro by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hillsboro are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hillsboro

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Newberg, Sokol Blosser Winery, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Hyland Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Schreiner's Iris Gardens ©
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals ©
Roloff Farms ©
Roloff Farms

3
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally browse the collection at Multnomah County Central Library.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online journey planner .

Portland is just a short distance from Hillsboro. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hillsboro in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 59°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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