15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Train:  4​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Milwaukee

3
nights
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 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls, then trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park holiday planner.

Milwaukee to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Milwaukee, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, Umpqua National Forest
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Punchbowl Falls, Mirror Lake Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest, and other attractions. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and walk around South Park Blocks.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planning website .

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Portland by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, you will find days in Portland are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Hood River, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 27th (Mon), trek along Skyline Trail, hike along Trail of the Shadows, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mount Rainier National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Narada Falls ©
Narada Falls

4
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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to B&B Family Farm in Sequim--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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