26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Burney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

8
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Oswald West State Park and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach), Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (in Pacific City) and Proposal Rock (in Neskowin). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Portland Timbers, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, contemplate the geological forces at Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, and wander the streets of Ladd's Addition.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland tour builder tool .

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Portland is minus 3 hours. In July, Portland is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Clackamas County Family History Society, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Museum of Whimsy
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Rim Village Visitor Center, then trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then cruise along Rim Dr.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Crater Lake National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Burney.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

1
night
Burney

Burney ©
Burney is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. You've now added McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), explore the galleries of Large Junk Art Sculptures and then immerse yourself in nature at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Burney attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Burney takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Burney: highs are around 101°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Burney

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Large Junk Art Sculptures
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2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park attractions planner .

Drive from Burney to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Burney in July, you will find days in Redwood National Park are colder (64°F), and nights are little chillier (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

2
nights
Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sculptured Beach, then stroll through Limantour Beach, and then stroll through Drakes Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tule Elk Preserve, stroll through Point Reyes Hiking Trails, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Reyes Lighthouse.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Point Reyes National Seashore. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in July: highs in Point Reyes National Seashore hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Drakes Beach
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Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach
Tule Elk Preserve ©
Tule Elk Preserve
Sculptured Beach ©
Sculptured Beach

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route planner .

You can drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to San Francisco in 2 hours. When traveling from Point Reyes National Seashore in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Rockaway Beach, Manresa State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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