16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  45​min
1
Redondo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Sausalito
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Guerneville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Eureka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Portland
— 1 night
train:  4​h
8
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach ©
Redondo Beach is one of the many Beach Cities located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, then stroll through 26-Mile Bike Path, and then stroll through South Bay Bicycle Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Redondo Beach trip itinerary maker app .

Los Angeles to Redondo Beach is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. October in Redondo Beach sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Redondo Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
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The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Paso Robles

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Still Waters Vineyards, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then learn about winemaking at Derby Wine Estates.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Redondo Beach to Paso Robles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Paso Robles when traveling from Redondo Beach in October, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sausalito.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Tours Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, get great views at Battery Spencer, then get answers to all your questions at Educational Tall Ship - S/V MATTHEW TURNER, and finally explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sausalito online visit planner .

Getting from Paso Robles to Sausalito by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paso Robles in October, you will find days in Sausalito are little chillier (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Sausalito

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Battery Spencer ©
Battery Spencer

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Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sonoma trip builder website .

You can drive from Sausalito to Sonoma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sausalito in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sonoma, with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Guerneville.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Wine Tours & Tastings, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Safari West
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

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Guerneville

Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 18th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, then do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Guerneville day trip website .

Getting from Sonoma to Guerneville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Guerneville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Patrick Amiot
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, examine the collection at Trinidad Museum, then get some jogging in at Hikshari Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Eureka travel planning app .

You can drive from Guerneville to Eureka in 4 hours. When traveling from Guerneville in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Eureka, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

Trinidad
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Trinidad Museum ©
Trinidad Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Eureka to Portland takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, Mount Rainier National Park is little chillier than Portland - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) 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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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle trip tool .

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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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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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 25th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee Bike Park, trek along Mt Judah Loop Trail, and then snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Truckee trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Truckee. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Truckee dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©

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South Lake Tahoe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Co. On your second day here, hike along Rubicon Trail and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail

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