17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Anacortes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Seattle — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alki Beach. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Anacortes.
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Anacortes — 2 nights

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Washington Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching and Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours. On the 21st (Sat), trek along with Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: walk around Washington Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacortes trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Anacortes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Anacortes can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Leavenworth.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Leavenworth — 2 nights

Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Ohme Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, then stroll around Front Street Park, and finally stroll around Waterfront Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Leavenworth online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Anacortes to Leavenworth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Anacortes in September, Leavenworth is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

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 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Leavenworth to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leavenworth in September since evenings lows in Portland dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Olympic Valley.
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Olympic Valley — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor, then take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the engaging exhibits at KidZone Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic Valley attractions planning app.

You can drive from Portland to Olympic Valley in 10 hours. Traveling from Portland in September, plan for cooler nights in Olympic Valley, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Sun), try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, then admire the striking features of Vikingsholm, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): try your luck at Harveys Casino and then browse the exhibits of Tallac Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. September in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.
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