15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Tram + Bus:  6 h 30 min
3
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Welches
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Hood River
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Escape the urban bustle at Redwood National Park and Klamath National Forest. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove, stroll through Enderts Beach, and hike along California Coastal Trail.

Start your trip to Redwood National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Chicago to Redwood National Park is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Klamath National Forest
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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.
Get outdoors at Crater Lake National Park and Wizard Island. Change things up with a short trip to National Creek Falls in Prospect (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Rim Dr, hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, stroll through Pinnacles Overlook Hike, and take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Prospect
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Ecola State Park and Hug Point State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Nevor Shellfish Farm (in Tillamook), Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach) and Kilchis Point Reserve (in Bay City). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

Make your Cannon Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of car, flight, tram, and bus from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and tram. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be slightly colder, around 55°F, while days are cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Welches.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nevor Shellfish Farm, Cedar Wetlands Preserve, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Kilchis Point Reserve, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Welches

Welches ©
Welches is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. On the 6th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildwood Recreation Site, trek along Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, then admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls, and finally laugh and play at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Welches travel route planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Welches by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Welches to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Welches

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Government Camp, Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness
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Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site
Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness ©
Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

4
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Multnomah Falls and Mount Hood. When in Hood River, make a side trip to see Oneonta Gorge in Cascade Locks, approximately Cascade Locks away. There's still lots to do: hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, identify plant and animal life at Bonneville Hatchery, immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, and stroll around Port Marina Park.

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Getting from Welches to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Mosier, Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail ©
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

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