19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seattle
— Few hours
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
3
Newport
— 1 night
4
Bend
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
8
Denver
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Alki Beach, thenwalk around Kerry Park, and then pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planner.

Fargo to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

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nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, thentake in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. Here are some ideas for day two: learn and have fun at Columbia River Maritime Museum, thenadmire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Turnaround at Seaside.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Turnaround at Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, thenenjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Newport using our trip planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in September, you will find days in Newport are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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night
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at High Desert Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bend travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in September, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bend

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Take a break from the city and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Marin Headlands. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Healdsburg (Wine Tours & Tastings, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's much more to do: stroll through Lands End, enjoy the sand and surf at Keller Beach Park, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planner.

Fly from Bend to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Keller Beach Park, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Marin Headlands, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple Square and Golden Spike National Historic Site. Salt Lake Temple and Historic 25th Street will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Office Building, and ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City itinerary tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historic 25th Street, Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey maker tool.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, thenlearn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at American Museum of Western Art. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, thenget engrossed in the history at Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Creek Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. In October, Denver is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail

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