24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Fly
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Portland
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
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Fly to Redmond, Bus to Chemult Amtrak, Taxi to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (Union Station, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle holiday app.

Vaxjo, Sweden to Seattle is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Vaxjo to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then wander the streets of State Street Underpass, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara travel website.

Fly from Seattle to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Portland

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Oswald West State Park and Ecola State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach) and Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Portland Timbers, walk around Laurelhurst Park, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planning tool.

Fly from Santa Barbara to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, get great views at Battery Spencer, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. September in Monterey sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Santa Monica

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Family-friendly places like Santa Monica Pier and Paley Center for Media will thrill your kids. Explore Santa Monica's surroundings by going to Malibu (Solstice Canyon, Nicholas Canyon Beach, &more). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica tour site.

You can fly from Monterey to Santa Monica in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in September; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak, stroll through Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then cruise along Rim Dr.

Discover how to plan a Crater Lake National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Santa Monica to Crater Lake National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Crater Lake National Park when traveling from Santa Monica in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Attractions like Skyline Trail and Mount Rainier make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, stroll through Trail of the Shadows, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Crater Lake National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.