18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
The Dalles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Leavenworth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Bellingham
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
9
Tacoma
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
10
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Durham

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum, then hike along Pinnacles Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Durham to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Crater Lake National Park is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durham in April: high temperatures in Crater Lake National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Klamath Museum
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Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum
Pinnacles Trail ©
Pinnacles Trail

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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 22nd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then stroll through Nye Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Newport road trip planning app .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Newport in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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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 24th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then savor the flavors at Esther Short Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, then do a tasting at Domaine Serene, and finally stop by Vanguard Brewing.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland day trip tool .

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Newport in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vancouver, Domaine Serene, Live Laugh Love Art, Vanguard Brewing
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Domaine Serene ©
Domaine Serene
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©

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night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt. Hood National Forest and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge trip planner .

Getting from Portland to Timberline Lodge by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Portland in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Timberline Lodge: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to The Dalles.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mt. Hood National Forest
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

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The Dalles

The Dalles ©
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then do a tasting at Idiot's Grace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Columbia Hills State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the The Dalles day trip site .

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to The Dalles in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Timberline Lodge in April, expect nights in The Dalles to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Idiot's Grace, Columbia Hills State Park
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Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Idiot's Grace ©
Idiot's Grace

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. On the 28th (Tue), hike along Icicle Ridge Trail, then walk around Waterfront Park, and then ride a horse along Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth vacation planner .

Traveling by car from The Dalles to Leavenworth takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from The Dalles in April, with highs in Leavenworth at 60°F and lows at 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bellingham.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Waterfront Park ©
Waterfront Park

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Bellingham

Bellingham ©
Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park, then stop by Village Books, and then wander the streets of Fairhaven Historic District. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden, then examine the collection at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, and then walk around Whatcom Falls Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bellingham road trip app .

Getting from Leavenworth to Bellingham by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leavenworth in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Bellingham. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Deception Pass State Park, Roozengaarde Display Garden
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Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, then trek along Second Beach Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip builder website .

Take a train from Bellingham to Olympic National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Tacoma.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Point Defiance Park, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, then don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and finally examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Joemma Beach State Park, identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and then see the interesting displays at Griot's Garage.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tacoma visit planner.

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Tacoma in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tacoma are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Joemma Beach State Park
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Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On your second day here, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll around Kerry Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Bloedel Reserve.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Tacoma to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Seattle, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market