23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Seattle
— 7 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 7 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Alki Beach and Marina Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Murhut Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Venture out of the city with trips to Edmonds (Brackett's Landing North & Brackett's Landing South), Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Olympic National Park (Bunch Creek Falls & Lena Lakes). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle is minus 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for North Cascades National Park on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park

— 1 night
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 30th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, then cruise along N Cascades Hwy, and then explore the striking landscape of North Cascades National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the North Cascades National Park vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Seattle to North Cascades National Park takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in North Cascades National Park when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Olympic National Park

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Olympic National Park. October in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): hike along Trail of the Shadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

Plan my trip to Mount Rainier National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Portland

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Haystack Rock and Volcano Lands - Private Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Hug Point State Park). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and walk around Hoyt Arboretum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, with highs in Portland at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Portland in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Crater Lake National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Tule Elk Preserve. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Point Reyes Safaris in Point Reyes Station--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner.

Fly from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.