44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Redmond
— 10 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Port Angeles
— 7 nights
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Forks
— 7 nights
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La Push
— Few hours
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, trek along Partington Cove, then take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old Coast Road, learn about winemaking at Joullian Vineyards & Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then take a peaceful walk through Los Padres National Forest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Camaldoli Hermitage.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur day trip planner.

Los Angeles to Big Sur is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Big Sur reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Jose day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Jose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 59°F at night. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from San Jose to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Jose in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are cooler (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Redmond.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

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Redmond

Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Explore Redmond's surroundings by going to Sisters (Proxy Falls, Clear Lake, &more), John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills Unit (in Dayville) and Prineville (Painted Hills, Wildland Firefighters Monument, &more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, walk around The Cove Palisades State park, explore the activities along Metolius River, and trek along Peterson Ridge Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Redmond road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redmond with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Redmond can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redmond

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Redmond to Portland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Redmond in September, Portland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle journey site.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You will leave for Port Angeles on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Port Angeles

Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Port Angeles side-trips: Port Townsend (Fort Worden State Park, Chetzemoka Park, &more) and Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Second Beach Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, head outdoors with West Coast Spin Doctors, admire the sheer force of Madison Creek Falls, and do a tasting at Harbinger Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Angeles travel planner.

Fly from Seattle to Port Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in September; daily highs in Port Angeles reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Forks

Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Forks side-trips: Cape Flattery (in Clallam Bay), Olympic National Park (Hoh River, Olympic National Park, &more) and Cape Flattery Trail (in Neah Bay). There's much more to do: hike along Rain Forest Nature Trail, examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Tree Root Cave, and admire the majestic nature at Storm King Ranger Station.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Forks trip builder tool.

You can drive from Port Angeles to Forks in 1.5 hours. October in Forks sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Push.

Things to do in Forks

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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La Push

La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our La Push itinerary maker app.

La Push is very close to Forks. In October, daily temperatures in La Push can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in La Push

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Trails

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online trip planner.

Getting from La Push to Cannon Beach by car takes about 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along Redwood National Park. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To plan Redwood National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Redwood National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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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.
Explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Death Valley National Park (Zabriskie Point & Dante's View) and The Presidente tree (in Three Rivers). There's much more to do: trek along Moro Rock Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, make a trip to Tunnel Log, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.

Central Oregon travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · State Parks · River Rafting & Tubing
The Cascade Mountains catch most of the precipitation from the Pacific Ocean, leaving residents of Central Oregon on the mountains' eastern side with an average of 300 sunny days per year for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, golfing, skiing, and rock-climbing. The weather and terrain are so inviting for outdoor activities that many people have moved to the region specifically for this purpose. The combination of plentiful sunshine and volcanic soil from the Cascades has given rise to a booming wine industry, and you'll find scenic wineries throughout the area. Bend serves as the de facto capital of Central Oregon, which encompasses three counties and numerous small towns, and offers a mix of fine dining, microbreweries, and lively pubs.

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.2
State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.