16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Murrieta
Drive:  3​h
1
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Lake Oswego
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Yakima
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Murrieta

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center as well as Santa Barbara Zoo. On the 17th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Barbara Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara vacation planner.

Murrieta to Santa Barbara is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Murrieta in August, you will find days in Santa Barbara are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Trails Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Monterey to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Monterey in August, expect Redwood National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 52°F. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Oswego.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove

4
nights
Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego ©
Lake Oswego is a city in the State of Oregon, primarily in Clackamas County with small portions extending into neighboring Multnomah and Washington counties. Family-friendly places like Bonneville Hatchery and Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Oswego side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Newberg), Vista House (in Corbett) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, delve into the lush surroundings at Camassia Natural Area, and do a tasting at Domaine Serene.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Oswego trip tool .

Drive from Redwood National Park to Lake Oswego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for much hotter days in Lake Oswego, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakima.

Things to do in Lake Oswego

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

McMinnville, Vista House, Bonneville Hatchery, Camassia Natural Area, Domaine Serene
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark ©
Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Yakima

Yakima ©
Yakima is a U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Adams Wilderness and Second Beach. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Yakima Valley Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowiche Canyon Trail, explore and take pictures at Johnson's Orchards, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bale Breaker Brewing Company.

You can plan Yakima trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lake Oswego to Yakima takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Lake Oswego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yakima, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yakima

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State, Treveri
Highlights from your plan
Cowiche Canyon Trail ©
Cowiche Canyon Trail
Yakima Valley Museum ©
Yakima Valley Museum
Johnson's Orchards ©
Johnson's Orchards

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 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): cruise along Rim Dr, head off the coast to Wizard Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park online itinerary maker .

Drive from Yakima to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Crater Lake National Park are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, then admire all the interesting features of Capitol Park, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sacramento trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Sacramento takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, subway, and train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento ©
Old Sacramento
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

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