36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pacific City
— 8 nights
Drive
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Rhododendron
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cascade Locks
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Fly

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Rainier and Paradise Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Skyline Trail and Grove of the Patriarchs. There's still lots to do: hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, get outside with Reflection Lakes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually Vista Loop, and admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Detroit to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit to Mount Rainier National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Detroit in August since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

2
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sailing Seattle, Seattle Dive Tours and Puget Sound Express. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Theo Chocolate, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then see some colorful creatures with Seattle Dive Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Sailing Seattle.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online day trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

3
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Second Beach Trail and Merriman Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rain Forest Nature Trail and Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Rocky Brook Falls Trail in Brinnon, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach road trip site.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pacific City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

8
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Pacific City

Pacific City is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Drift Creek Falls Trail and Proposal Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pacific City journey builder tool.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Pacific City in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Pacific City, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. You'll set off for Rhododendron on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Pacific City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

8
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Rhododendron

Rhododendron is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Ramona Falls Trail has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: hike along Salmon River Trail.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Rhododendron online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pacific City to Rhododendron in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pacific City in August; daily highs in Rhododendron reach 81°F and lows reach 60°F. You'll set off for Cascade Locks on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Rhododendron

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wahkeena Falls as well as Oneonta Gorge. Get outdoors at Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail and Eagle Creek Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Lower Punchbowl Falls and Ponytail Falls. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cascade Locks trip itinerary site.

Drive from Rhododendron to Cascade Locks in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Hood River.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

3
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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Northwest Rafting Company as well as Tamanawas Falls Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and White Salmon River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River road trip site.

Hood River is very close to Cascade Locks. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

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.

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.