17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  11 h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
3
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  15 h
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Phoenix to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20- hour bus ride. You can also take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In August, Yosemite National Park is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 81°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
On the 7th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

4
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.
Relax by the water at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Get outdoors at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area in Seaside, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Portland Timbers, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, hike along Wildwood Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder website.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Alki Beach and Brackett's Landing South. Escape the urban bustle at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Mercer Slough Nature Park. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planner.

Take a bus from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Brackett's Landing South
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Discovery Park ©
Discovery Park

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to South Lake Tahoe in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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