23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Seward
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  3​h
4
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
6
Olympic National Park
— Few hours
train:  5​h 30​min
7
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Eureka
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Guerneville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h
End: Portland

1
night
Seward

Seward ©
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then get your bearings at Seward Community Library & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward travel tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Seward is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Seward due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Seward reach 62°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 10th (Sat), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally explore the striking landscape of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Back Alley Rock Shop, have some family-friendly fun at Alaska 360, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Skagway travel route planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seward to Skagway takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Skagway Museum and Archives ©
Skagway Museum and Archives
Alaska 360 ©
Alaska 360

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Artist's Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Juneau are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Totem Bight State Historical Park and Totem Heritage Center. Get in touch with nature at Misty Fjords National Monument and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, and see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Duthie Hill Park. Kids will enjoy Pike Place Market and Alki Beach. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ketchikan to Seattle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ketchikan in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Duthie Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

few
hours
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip app .

Getting from Ketchikan to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Ketchikan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 53°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

4
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.
Visiting Haystack Rock and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Powell's City of Books and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks) and Fort Clatsop National Memorial (in Astoria). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden and contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Portland hover around 85°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Starvation Creek State Park, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Haystack Rock
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then admire all the interesting features of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yachats route planning website .

You can drive from Portland to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Heceta Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

few
hours
Eureka

Eureka
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yachats to Eureka by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Eureka, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. You will leave for Guerneville on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 25th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, learn about winemaking at Korbel Champagne Cellars, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Guerneville tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Eureka to Guerneville takes 4 hours. While traveling from Eureka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guerneville, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Healdsburg
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill.

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You can drive from Guerneville to San Francisco in 2 hours. Traveling from Guerneville in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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