24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cascade Locks
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online journey maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Half Dome and Glacier Point will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, kick back and relax at Pope Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Transportation

Side Trip

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Boiling Springs Lake, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Kitchen, take in the natural beauty of Cold Boiling Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bumpass Hell, and finally get impressive views of Lassen Peak .

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lassen Volcanic National Park visit website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Lassen Volcanic National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lassen Volcanic National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in September, you will find days in Redwood National Park are colder (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally meet the residents at Oregon Zoo. On the next day, get outside with Portland Timbers, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland tour planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cascade Locks

— 1 night
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Mon), see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then stroll through Oneonta Gorge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cascade Locks travel route builder.

You can drive from Portland to Cascade Locks in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Cascade Locks hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 21st (Tue), view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Cascade Locks to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cascade Locks in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cannon Beach, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll through Rialto Beach and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and then head outdoors with Reflection Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park sightseeing tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. In September in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then pause for some photo ops at Sonic Bloom By Dan Corson, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.2
State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.