15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cascade Locks
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Brussels

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip site .

Brussels, Belgium to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 27°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 2nd (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then stroll through Ruby Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then trek along Skyline Trail, then stroll through Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park attractions planner.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

1
night
Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, then identify plant and animal life at Bonneville Hatchery, then stroll through Oneonta Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cascade Locks online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Cascade Locks. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Cascade Locks. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Nature Trails
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Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria Column, & more) and Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach travel route planner.

Getting from Cascade Locks to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cascade Locks in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cannon Beach, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cedar Wetlands Preserve, Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Rim Dr and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in September: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

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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 10th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally head outdoors with Portland Timbers. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland driving holiday app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, you will find days in Portland are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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