15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Fly to San Francisco, Bus to Point Reyes National Seashore
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Woodburn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore

— 2 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Muir Woods National Monument and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Point Reyes National Seashore side-trips: Mount Tamalpais State Park (in Mill Valley) and Cataract Falls (in Fairfax).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Point Reyes National Seashore road trip planning site.

New York City to Point Reyes National Seashore is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Point Reyes National Seashore, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Point Reyes National Seashore. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
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 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park online day trip planner.

Drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Crater Lake National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bend

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Wed): get outside with Bend River Attractions, then delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, and finally stroll through Maston Trailhead Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Drake Park, get outside with RiverStone Adventures, then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Deschutes River, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bend vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Bend is a bit cooler than Crater Lake National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Woodburn.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Woodburn

— 2 nights
Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, do a tasting at Adelsheim Vineyard, and then admire the majestic nature at Silver Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): indulge your senses at Cellar Door Wine Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Carlton Winemakers Studio.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Woodburn online trip maker.

You can drive from Bend to Woodburn in 3 hours. Traveling from Bend in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Woodburn. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Woodburn

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Mt. View Orchards, then experience rural life at Kiyokawa Family Orchards, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ramona Falls Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Timberline Lodge road trip tool.

You can drive from Woodburn to Timberline Lodge in 2 hours. While traveling from Woodburn, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Timberline Lodge, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Trail of the Shadows, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, then hike along Skyline Trail, then get outside with Reflection Lakes, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Timberline Lodge to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Timberline Lodge in September since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sol Duc Falls, stroll through High Divide, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and admire the sheer force of Bunch Creek Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Olympic National Park in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.