17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  46​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Government Camp
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  35​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Park Blocks, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

Newark to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Portland. Traveling from Newark in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Portland, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Government Camp.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Government Camp

Government Camp ©
Government Camp is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then hit the slopes at Mount Hood.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Government Camp trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Government Camp takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Government Camp

Winter Sports Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Government Camp to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Government Camp, 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 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Trillium Falls Hike and then take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery.

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Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Trees of Mystery
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Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planning website .

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 15th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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