17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  4​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Gold Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Medford
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Nottingham

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Christ Our Hope Catholic Church. Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, stop by Chukar Cherries, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle journey maker .

Nottingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nottingham to Seattle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park online travel route planner .

Take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, Mount Rainier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally walk around South Park Blocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then do a tasting at Bravuro Cellars, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland travel planner .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Portland: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bravuro Cellars, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, stroll through Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach holiday planner.

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

1
night
Gold Beach

Gold Beach ©
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a tour of The Mary D Hume, take in the views from Rogue River Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Ranch Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gold Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannon Beach to Gold Beach. In October, daytime highs in Gold Beach are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Medford.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lone Ranch Beach
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Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Rogue River Bridge ©
Rogue River Bridge
The Mary D Hume ©
The Mary D Hume

1
night
Medford

Medford ©
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. On the 12th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Jacksonville Cemetery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gathering Glass Studio, then catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Medford day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Gold Beach to Medford with the Route module. While traveling from Gold Beach, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Medford, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Medford

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Ashland, Jacksonville Cemetery
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Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Jacksonville Cemetery ©
Jacksonville Cemetery
Gathering Glass Studio ©
Gathering Glass Studio

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Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. On the 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, then explore the galleries of Trinidad Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Patrick's Point State Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Medford to Trinidad. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medford in October: highs in Trinidad hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Patrick's Point State Park ©
Patrick's Point State Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Glass Beach, then trek along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and then stroll through Noyo Headlands Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort Bragg trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trinidad to Fort Bragg. Traveling from Trinidad in October, you will find days in Fort Bragg are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Sea Glass Museum ©
Sea Glass Museum
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Filbert Street Stairs. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, get great views at Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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