22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lava Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oneonta Gorge and Laurelhurst Park. Step out of the city life by going to Tryon Creek State Natural Area and Multnomah Falls. And it doesn't end there: cool off at North Clackamas Aquatic Park, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Astoria

— 4 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Battery Russell. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral Tree Trail and Flavel House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Astoria Aquatic Center, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Astoria itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Astoria: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Attractions like Nye Beach and Yaquina Head Lighthouse make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yachats coastline and Mossy Creek Pottery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Little Log Church). The adventure continues: get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, and get interesting insight from Ossie's Surf Shop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newport route planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Sandland Adventures and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Family-friendly places like Sunset Bay State Park and Heceta Head Lighthouse will thrill your kids. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Siltcoos Lake in Westlake--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bend

— 4 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sparks Lake and Hosmer Lake. Escape the urban bustle at Deschutes National Forest and Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. There's still lots to do: learn from the experts at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, explore the activities along Todd Lake, and let the river carry you with Ouzel Outfitters - Oregon & Idaho Rafting.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend route app.

Getting from Florence to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bend, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at St Joe River and then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Bend to Coeur d'Alene takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Coeur d'Alene sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Lava Hot Springs

— 2 nights
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a splash at Olympic Swimming Complex and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lava Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test the waters at Maple Grove Hot Springs and then steep yourself in history at Chesterfield Townsite.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lava Hot Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Lava Hot Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Lava Hot Springs. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.2
State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.

Central Oregon travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · State Parks · River Rafting & Tubing
The Cascade Mountains catch most of the precipitation from the Pacific Ocean, leaving residents of Central Oregon on the mountains' eastern side with an average of 300 sunny days per year for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, golfing, skiing, and rock-climbing. The weather and terrain are so inviting for outdoor activities that many people have moved to the region specifically for this purpose. The combination of plentiful sunshine and volcanic soil from the Cascades has given rise to a booming wine industry, and you'll find scenic wineries throughout the area. Bend serves as the de facto capital of Central Oregon, which encompasses three counties and numerous small towns, and offers a mix of fine dining, microbreweries, and lively pubs.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.