20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Portland
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Redmond
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then make a trip to Delicate Arch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turret Arch.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab vacation planner .

Salt Lake City to Moab is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 29°F in Moab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online tour builder .

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in November: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: hike along Angel's Landing, then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then get engrossed in the history at Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
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.
Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle online travel planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Seattle by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect nights in Seattle to be a bit warmer, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 26th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and then look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In November in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

3
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.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Powell's City of Books, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, and identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Portland sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours
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

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip maker tool .

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portland in November since evenings lows in Hood River dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Redmond.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bridge of the Gods, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Bridge of the Gods ©
Bridge of the Gods

1
night
Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Brasada Ranch, then admire all the interesting features of Crooked River Scenic Drive, and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Redmond trip planner .

Drive from Hood River to Redmond in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hood River in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°F in Redmond. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Redmond

Nature Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Crooked River Scenic Drive, Brasada Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, snap pictures at Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial, and then try out the rides at Trees of Mystery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Redmond to Redwood National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Redmond in December; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 55°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Klamath, Orick
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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