22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
Drive
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Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Quinault
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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North Bend
— 1 night
Drive
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Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grants Pass
— 1 night
Drive
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Prospect
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 1 night
Drive
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McMinnville
— 1 night
Drive
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Tacoma
— 2 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Lower Big Quilcene Trail). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Boeing Field King County International Airport, McChord Air Force Base and Jefferson County International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at de Young Museum, walk around Golden Gate Park, walk around Lincoln Park, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and finally ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker tool.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Seattle

Emerald City

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours

Port Angeles

— 2 nights
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Madison Creek Falls, admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port Angeles City Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Angeles online travel route planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Port Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get little chillier in Port Angeles: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Quinault.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Quinault

— 1 night
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get outside with Lake Quinault, hike along Rain Forest Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Quinault Big Spruce Tree, then take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Big Cedar. Keep things going the next day: hike along Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Quinault route planner.

Drive from Port Angeles to Quinault in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Quinault can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Quinault

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Astoria

— 1 night

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, then pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Astoria vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Quinault to Astoria in 3 hours. In August in Astoria, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Classes · Museums

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Newport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Astoria in August: highs in Newport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to North Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

North Bend

— 1 night
North Bend is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States with a population of 9,695 as of the 2010 census. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our North Bend trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to North Bend takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in North Bend

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crescent City

— 2 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): hike along Stout Grove, then immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, then look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, and finally enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Howland Hill Road and then take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Crescent City visit planner.

Traveling by car from North Bend to Crescent City takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from North Bend in August: highs in Crescent City hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grants Pass.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grants Pass

— 1 night
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grants Pass trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Grants Pass takes 2 hours. When traveling from Crescent City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grants Pass: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Prospect.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Prospect

— 1 night
Prospect is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get great views at Natural Bridge Viewpoint.

Plan trip to Prospect with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Grants Pass to Prospect in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grants Pass in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Prospect, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Prospect

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Bend

— 1 night
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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend trip planner.

Drive from Prospect to Bend in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Prospect in August, things will get little chillier in Bend: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to McMinnville.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Trails · Tours · Adventure

McMinnville

— 1 night
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and then do a tasting at Domaine Serene.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our McMinnville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bend to McMinnville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and tram. August in McMinnville sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Tacoma.

Things to do in McMinnville

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Tacoma

— 2 nights
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Point Defiance Park, then get to know the resident critters at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at 5 Mile Drive & Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Glass, and then make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tacoma travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from McMinnville to Tacoma takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. When traveling from McMinnville in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tacoma: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tacoma

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

United States travel guide

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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.