26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Seward
— 2 nights
2
Skagway
— 1 night
3
Juneau
— 2 nights
4
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
5
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
7
Portland
— 2 nights
8
Yachats
— 1 night
9
Eureka
— 3 nights
10
Guerneville
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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Seward

Seward ©
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along Tonsina Creek Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Harding Ice Field Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, and then take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seward online itinerary planner.

Portland to Seward is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Portland to Seward, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in August; daily highs in Seward reach 62°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Seward Community Library & Museum ©
Seward Community Library & Museum

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 6th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally get all the information you need at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Skagway attractions planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Skagway in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Skagway Museum and Archives ©
Skagway Museum and Archives

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Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip maker site.

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get in touch with nature at Olympic National Park and Hurricane Ridge. Family-friendly places like Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ketchikan to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Ketchikan in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, then get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Portland

Portland ©
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 17th (Sat): meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Portland Timbers and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland journey planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yachats trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Yachats takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Yachats to be slightly colder, around 51°F, while days are much colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Take a break from the city and head to Redwood National Park and Trillium Falls Hike. Bring the kids along to Tall Trees Grove and Camel Rock. Take a break from Eureka with a short trip to California Coastal Trail in Redwood National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: work some fitness into your day at Hikshari Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Eureka planning app.

Getting from Yachats to Eureka by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Eureka are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Guerneville.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Trillium Falls Hike, Camel Rock
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Dunes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goat Rock Beach. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Guerneville road trip planning app.

Getting from Eureka to Guerneville by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Eureka in August, expect nights in Guerneville to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Guerneville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Bodega Dunes, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Goat Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and California Academy of Sciences. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Exploratorium, get a sense of history and politics at San Francisco City Hall, walk around Crissy Field, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions planner.

Drive from Guerneville to San Francisco in 2 hours. Traveling from Guerneville in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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