24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to S Myrtle St & Beacon Ave S
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
Fly

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Get outdoors at The Narrows and Canyon Overlook Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail, cruise along Zion Shuttle, hike along Riverside Walk, and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park holiday planner.

San Francisco to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Zion National Park. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

4
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Delicate Arch and Island in the Sky. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Double Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Windows, Tunnel Arch, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Balanced Rock Trail, see Off-Road Tours, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moab itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, Moab is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

3
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salt Lake Temple and Cathedral of the Madeleine. Get in touch with nature at Big Cottonwood Canyon and The Living Room Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Golden Spike National Historic Site in Corinne (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boise online trip planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Boise in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Boise are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

2
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to English Camp, identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor driving holiday app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Boise to Friday Harbor takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Boise in September, with highs in Friday Harbor at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

3
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Seattle

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Visiting Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and Twin Falls will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle road trip site.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Portland

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Camassia Natural Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mike Miller Park, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Newport vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in October, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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Bend

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bend holiday website.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in October, Bend is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.