17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  7 h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Corbett
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Lakeside
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Cincinnati

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll around Kerry Park, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brackett's Landing South, then step off the mainland to explore Picnic Point Park, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

Cincinnati to Seattle is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Edmonds, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Brackett's Landing South ©
Brackett's Landing South

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then make a trip to Olympic Peninsula. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Olympic National Park, with lows of 44°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic Peninsula
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

2
nights
Corbett

Corbett ©
Corbett is an unincorporated community on the Columbia River in eastern Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. Latourell Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then don't miss a visit to Multnomah Falls, then take a memorable drive along Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Latourell Falls. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Zigzag Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through Wildwood Recreation Site.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Corbett vacation maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Corbett. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, expect nights in Corbett to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Corbett

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Zigzag Falls, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Multnomah Falls, Wildwood Recreation Site, Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Evergreen Escapes Portland. On the 16th (Wed), learn the secrets of beer at Evergreen Escapes Portland, then stroll through Forest Park, then do a tasting at Domaine Serene, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Willamette Valley and then explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland visit planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Portland by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Oneonta Gorge, Domaine Serene
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Evergreen Escapes Portland ©
Evergreen Escapes Portland

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 18th (Fri), kick back and relax at Roads End State Recreation Site, then kick back and relax at Taft Bay, and then stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, then hike along Hobbit Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

Plan a Newport trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lakeside.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Yachats, Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, Seal Rock State Wayside, Hobbit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site
Seal Rock State Wayside ©
Seal Rock State Wayside
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

1
day
Lakeside

Lakeside ©
Lakeside is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States. Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Umpqua River Lighthouse, then see Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lakeside tour itinerary app .

Getting from Newport to Lakeside by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Lakeside, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lakeside

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, Umpqua River Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental ©
Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental
Umpqua River Lighthouse ©
Umpqua River Lighthouse

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Enderts Beach and then hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Lakeside to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. In October in Redwood National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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