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:  14​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
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:  5​h 45​min
5
Gold Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Medford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Nottingham

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Square and Bruce Lee Grave Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and stop by Chukar Cherries.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary site .

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, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip 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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night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 6th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mount Rainier National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally walk around South Park Blocks. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, learn about winemaking at Bravuro Cellars, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland takes 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 somewhat warmer in Portland: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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
Bravuro Cellars ©
Bravuro Cellars

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 9th (Wed), stroll through Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach visit planning site .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time 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): explore and take pictures at The Mary D Hume, don't miss a visit to Rogue River Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Ranch Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Beach holiday planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Gold Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Gold Beach are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Jacksonville Cemetery, then view the masterpieces at Gathering Glass Studio, then catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Medford trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Gold Beach to Medford takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Gold Beach, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Medford, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Medford

Nature Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
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), enjoy the sea views from Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, browse the exhibits of Trinidad Art Gallery, then stroll through Trinidad State Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Patrick's Point State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Medford to Trinidad takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier 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) to allow time to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Outdoors
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach, trek along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, and then stroll around MacKerricher State Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Sea Glass Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg trip planner .

You can drive from Trinidad to Fort Bragg in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Trinidad in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marshall’s Beach and Baker Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at China Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough 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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