17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Eureka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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John Day
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Shasta
— 1 night
Drive
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Tomales
— 2 nights
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Eureka.
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Eureka — 2 nights

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail and then stroll through Hammond Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at College Cove, and then kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Eureka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get little chillier in Eureka: highs are around 21°C and lows about 13°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Eureka to Cannon Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Portland on the 22nd (Thu).
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Portland — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online route planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.
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Hood River — 2 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), stop by Big Winds, contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River, and then stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Fox-Tail Cider and then do a tasting at Mt. Hood Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to John Day.
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John Day — 1 night

John Day is a city located about 2mi north of Canyon City in Grant County, Oregon, at the intersection of U.S. Routes 26 and 395. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the activities along John Day River and then examine the collection at DeWitt Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a John Day vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hood River to John Day in 4 hours. Traveling from Hood River in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in John Day, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bend.
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Bend — 2 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 26th (Mon), view the masterpieces at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, then relax and float downstream with RiverStone Adventures, and then head outdoors with Bend River Attractions. Keep things going the next day: trek along Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trails, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Deschutes River Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bend trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from John Day to Bend takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bend can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

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 28th (Wed): stroll through Castle Crest Wildflower Trail and then stroll through Garfield Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Notch Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annie Creek Canyon.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bend to Crater Lake National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bend in September, expect Crater Lake National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mount Shasta.
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Mount Shasta — 1 night

Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. On the 30th (Fri), head outdoors with McCloud Outdoors & Gear Exchange and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tauhindauli Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): get curious at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, then stroll through Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Mt. Shasta Nordic Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Shasta vacation builder tool.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Mount Shasta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mount Shasta, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tomales.
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Tomales — 2 nights

Tomales is a census-designated place (CDP) on State Route 1 in Marin County, California, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), stop by Ramini Mozzarella and then see Lawsons Landing.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tomales online travel route planner.

Getting from Mount Shasta to Tomales by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mount Shasta in October, with highs in Tomales at 28°C and lows at 9°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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