18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santa Maria
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Anderson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ashland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Silverton
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Keizer
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Pacific City
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Gold Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Fortuna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Morgan Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Santa Maria

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night
Anderson

Anderson ©
Anderson is a city in Shasta County, California, USA, approximately 10 miles south of Redding. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): grab your bike and head to Anderson River Park.

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Santa Maria to Anderson is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Santa Maria in September, you will find days in Anderson are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Ashland.

Things to do in Anderson

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Anderson River Park ©
Anderson River Park

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night
Ashland

Ashland ©
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 2nd (Mon), stop by Tudor Guild Shop, catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and then take in the views from Lost Creek Covered Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ashland online trip maker .

You can drive from Anderson to Ashland in 3 hours. In September, Ashland is slightly colder than Anderson - with highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Ashland

Nightlife Shopping

Side Trip

Lost Creek Covered Bridge
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Lost Creek Covered Bridge ©
Lost Creek Covered Bridge

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hours
Silverton

Silverton ©
Silverton is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. On the 3rd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Oregon Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Silverton trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ashland to Silverton. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ashland in September: highs in Silverton hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Keizer.

Things to do in Silverton

Historic Sites Parks
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Oregon Garden ©
Oregon Garden

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nights
Keizer

Keizer ©
Keizer is a city located in Marion County, Oregon, United States, along the 45th parallel. Change things up with a short trip to Silver Falls State Park in Silverton (about 40 minutes away).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Keizer trip planner .

Keizer is just a short distance from Silverton. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Pacific City.

Things to do in Keizer

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Silver Falls State Park
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

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nights
Pacific City

Pacific City ©
Pacific City is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Get in touch with nature at Manzanita Beach and Haystack Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pacific City: Cape Foulweather (in Newport), Lincoln City (Northwest Winds Kite Shop, Prehistoric, & more) and Depoe Bay (Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area & Otter Crest Loop). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Bob Straub State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Icefire Glassworks, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and enjoy the sand and surf at Roads End State Recreation Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pacific City trip builder .

Drive from Keizer to Pacific City in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Keizer in September, plan for slightly colder days in Pacific City, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Pacific City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Cannon Beach, Yachats, Rockaway Beach, Depoe Bay
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Bob Straub State Park ©
Bob Straub State Park
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

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Gold Beach

Gold Beach ©
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. On the 14th (Sat), look for gifts at Gold Beach Books, then stroll through Ophir Beach, and then take a tour of The Mary D Hume.

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Getting from Pacific City to Gold Beach by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pacific City to Gold Beach due to the time zone difference. September in Gold Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fortuna.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ophir Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ophir Beach ©
Ophir Beach
Gold Beach Books ©
Gold Beach Books
The Mary D Hume ©
The Mary D Hume

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night
Fortuna

Fortuna ©
Fortuna is a city the northeast shore of the Eel River, and is on U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): do a tasting at Clendenen's Cider Works, look for gifts at Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and finally grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail.

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You can drive from Gold Beach to Fortuna in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fortuna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Morgan Hill.

Things to do in Fortuna

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hikshari Trail, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Highlights from your plan
Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum ©
Clendenen's Cider Works ©
Clendenen's Cider Works

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nights
Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill ©
Morgan Hill is a city in Santa Clara County, California, at the southern tip of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan Bautista and then stop by AiX. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Capitola Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Morgan Hill visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fortuna to Morgan Hill. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fortuna in September: highs in Morgan Hill hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Morgan Hill

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Capitola Beach, Mission San Juan Bautista, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Bautista ©
Mission San Juan Bautista
Capitola Beach ©
Capitola Beach
Andy's Orchard ©
Andy's Orchard