24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 7 nights
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Astoria
— 6 nights
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Anchorage

— 6 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Seward Hwy, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, take some stellar pictures from Resolution Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Anchorage travel route tool.

San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Anchorage is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Sitka

— 4 nights
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear, head outdoors with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures, and admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Sitka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sitka, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Hood Canal (in Olympic National Park) and Rocky Brook Falls Trail (in Brinnon). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sitka to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Sitka to Seattle, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sitka in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Astoria

— 6 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, &more), Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area (in Seaside) and Short Sands Beach (in Manzanita). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, pause for some photo ops at Chief Comcomly Memorial, and have some family-friendly fun at Fascination.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria travel planner.

Getting from Seattle to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.