19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Bellingham
— 2 nights
Fly
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Friday Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Tacoma
— 2 nights
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Olympia
— 1 night
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Spokane
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
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Portland
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Salem
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McMinnville
— 3 nights
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Bellingham

— 2 nights

City of Subdued Excitement

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): hike along Whatcom Falls Park, stroll around Boulevard Park, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Chuckanut Drive and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bellingham holiday planning website.

Seattle to Bellingham is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bellingham, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Bellingham

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Friday Harbor

— 2 nights
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step aboard Schooners North. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Bellingham to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Traveling from Bellingham in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Friday Harbor, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle vacation planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 6th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Crescent. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Tacoma

— 2 nights
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 8th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Tacoma Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, then don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, then trek along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tacoma road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Tacoma. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Tacoma, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympia

— 1 night
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum and then appreciate the history behind Washington State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and then stroll through Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Olympia trip planner.

Getting from Tacoma to Olympia by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tacoma in August since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Spokane.

Things to do in Olympia

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Monroe Street Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park.

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You can fly from Olympia to Spokane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in August, Spokane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): trek along Skyline Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Spokane in August: high temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Portland

City of Roses

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.
To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portland, with lows of 60°F. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Salem

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. To find out how to plan a trip to Salem, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Portland to Salem in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Salem, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 57°F at night. You'll set off for McMinnville on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors

McMinnville

— 3 nights
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting McMinnville side-trips: Tillamook (Cape Meares Lighthouse & Tillamook Air Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, do a tasting at Bells Up Winery, make a splash at Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read McMinnville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to McMinnville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in McMinnville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in McMinnville

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.