43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
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Lake George
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Old Forge
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Philadelphia
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Nashville
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New Orleans
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Taos
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Oceanside
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
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Santa Barbara
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Death Valley National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Homewood
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South Lake Tahoe
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Kings Beach
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Napa
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Portland
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Hood River
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Corbett
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Seattle
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Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
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Keystone
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Chicago
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Portland

Portland ©

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, then make a trip to Portland Observatory, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Boston to Portland is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Portland. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Observatory ©
Portland Observatory

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Lake George

Lake George ©

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
On the 1st (Tue), catch the contagious excitement of Saratoga Race Course, get in on the family fun at Magic Forest, then explore the activities along Lake George, and finally learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, and then identify plant and animal life at Prospect Mountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lake George tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Lake George takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Lake George are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake George

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Casinos

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake George ©
Lake George
Saratoga Race Course ©
Saratoga Race Course
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Old Forge

Old Forge ©
Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): fly down the slopes at McCauley Mountain, take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain, and then make a splash at Enchanted Forest Water Safari.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Old Forge travel route planner.

You can drive from Lake George to Old Forge in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain
McCauley Mountain ©
McCauley Mountain
Enchanted Forest Water Safari ©
Enchanted Forest Water Safari

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Boathouse Row, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Old Forge to Philadelphia. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Old Forge in September, with highs in Philadelphia at 80°F and lows at 63°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nashville day trip app.

Getting from Philadelphia to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens ©
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the next day, look for gifts at Tabasco Country Store French Quarter, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip planning app.

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect much warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 73°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from San Antonio to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 79°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Taos

Taos
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taos tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Taos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, plan for little chillier nights in Taos, with lows around 44°F. You'll set off for San Diego on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then go for a walk through Tuna Harbor Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Taos to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Taos to San Diego. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Taos in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Oceanside.

Things to do in San Diego

Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Tuna Harbor Park ©
Tuna Harbor Park

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Oceanside

Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mission San Luis Rey, then wander the streets of Old Town Temecula, and then hike along Coastal Rail Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oceanside trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Oceanside in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in September, Oceanside is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Oceanside

Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 14th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oceanside to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Santa Barbara

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 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and then admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip builder app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park route planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Santa Barbara in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder site.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In September in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Homewood.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Homewood

Homewood
Homewood is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California of about 200 residents, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, admire the majestic nature at Sugar Pine State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Meeks Bay Beach.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Homewood. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Homewood hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Homewood

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, then explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, and then walk around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Pope Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Company, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe road trip site.

Drive from Homewood to South Lake Tahoe in an hour. In September, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kings Beach.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe ©
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

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Kings Beach

Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, and then walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kings Beach itinerary planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Kings Beach by car takes about an hour. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, plan for little chillier nights in Kings Beach, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Kings Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society ©
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, do a tasting at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, then do a tasting at Domaine Carneros, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Napa trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kings Beach to Napa in 3 hours. Traveling from Kings Beach in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Napa: highs are around 81°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Crissy Field, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Portland

Portland ©

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.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

Plan a trip to Portland easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): experience rural life at Hood River Lavender Farms, then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then do a tasting at Marchesi Vineyards, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Full Sail Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for little chillier days in Hood River, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Corbett.

Things to do in Hood River

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Full Sail Brewing Company ©
Full Sail Brewing Company
Marchesi Vineyards ©
Marchesi Vineyards

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Corbett

Corbett ©
Corbett is an unincorporated community on the Columbia River in eastern Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Wed), make a trip to Jonsrud Viewpoint, then admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wahkeena Falls. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Cape Horn Overlook, then admire the majestic nature at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Vista House.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Corbett trip planner.

You can drive from Hood River to Corbett in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Corbett

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam

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Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in the waterfront at Seattle Waterfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online travel route planner.

Drive from Corbett to Seattle in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 6th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, then stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, and finally admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jackson Lake ©
Jackson Lake
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Insideout, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

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Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Iron Mountain Road

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Cloud Gate, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip planning website.

Fly from Keystone to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Chicago. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Keystone in October, with highs in Chicago at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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