18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lakeport
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bryce
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Boise
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
Hood River
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Yachats
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Lakeport

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
When in Zion National Park, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Springdale, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

Lakeport to Zion National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lakeport to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lakeport in October: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

1
night
Bryce

Bryce ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then snap pictures at Natural Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bryce travel route tool .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Bryce with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in October; daily highs in Bryce reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 12th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy and then hike along Arches National Park. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip builder website .

You can drive from Bryce to Moab in 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in October: high temperatures in Moab hover around 71°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally get your game on at Boise Escape. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, then identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, then appreciate the history behind Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and finally get your game on at Labyrinth Escape Games.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boise trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Boise sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Labyrinth Escape Games
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Labyrinth Escape Games ©
Labyrinth Escape Games
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then look for gifts at Foothills Yarn and Fiber, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood. On the next day, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, and then admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River trip planner .

Getting from Boise to Hood River by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Hood River due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then stop by Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column, then look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip builder app .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, and finally enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Made in Oregon, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yachats online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Yachats takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport, Heceta Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

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