23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Seward
— 1 night
2
Skagway
— 2 nights
3
Juneau
— 1 night
4
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
6
Olympic National Park
— Few hours
7
Portland
— 4 nights
8
Yachats
— 1 night
9
Eureka
— Few hours
10
Guerneville
— 1 night
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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 lost in a book at Seward Community Library & Museum. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Exit Glacier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seward tour website.

Vancouver, Canada to Seward is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Seward. Traveling from Vancouver in August, things will get slightly colder in Seward: highs are around 62°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Seward

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
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), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally get all the information you need at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center. On your second day here, look for gifts at Back Alley Rock Shop, get your game on at Alaska 360, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Skagway in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Skagway Museum and Archives ©
Skagway Museum and Archives

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 12th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Juneau Artists Gallery, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Juneau driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Juneau, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls
Juneau Artists Gallery ©
Juneau Artists Gallery

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Zipline. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Totem Bight State Historical Park and Totem Heritage Center. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, stroll through Deer Mountain Trail, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and walk around Saxman Native Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ketchikan tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse Studio. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle journey planner.

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. Traveling from Ketchikan in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Duthie Hill Park, Mercer Slough Nature 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 photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 72°F and lows reach 53°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Family-friendly places like Haystack Rock and Powell's City of Books will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks) and Fort Clatsop National Memorial (in Astoria). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect Portland to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Haystack Rock, Starvation Creek State Park, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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. On the 24th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yachats day trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Yachats by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Yachats to be little chillier, around 51°F, while days are much colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Eureka

Eureka
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka trip builder app.

Getting from Yachats to Eureka by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; 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. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Guerneville.

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Korbel Champagne Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Guerneville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Guerneville takes 4 hours. Traveling from Eureka in August, you will find days in Guerneville are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Healdsburg
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Korbel Champagne Cellars ©
Korbel Champagne Cellars

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

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

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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