45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Spokane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Seattle
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  8 h 30 min
5
Seaside
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Bend
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  9 h
8
Tahoe City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
San Francisco
— 11 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
11
Monterey
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
San Simeon
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  10 h 30 min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary site.

Dallas to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get colder in Glacier National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 31°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

2
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spokane Falls, Gaiser Conservatory and Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll around Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaiser Conservatory, then admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Downtown Spokane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls, get engrossed in the history at Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, and then examine the collection at Campbell House.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Spokane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Spokane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Spokane. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 40°F in Spokane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden ©
Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden
Campbell House ©
Campbell House
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture ©
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

4
nights
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.
You've added Bloedel Reserve, Seattle Waterfront, Seattle Asian Art Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle route planner.

You can fly from Spokane to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Spokane in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center as well as Olympic National Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Olympic National Park dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Seaside.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

3
nights
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Heritage Museum as well as Flavel House Museum. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Seaside Museum & Historical Society.

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Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Seaside takes 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Aquarium ©
Seaside Aquarium
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Seaside Museum & Historical Society ©
Seaside Museum & Historical Society

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bagdad Theatre, Laurelhurst Park, International Rose Test Garden, and other attractions you added. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then walk around Laurelhurst Park, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally watch a film at Bagdad Theatre.

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Traveling by car from Seaside to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Old Mill District has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): walk around Drake Park and then wander the streets of Old Mill District. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bend day trip app.

You can drive from Portland to Bend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in October, Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Old Mill District ©
Old Mill District
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

3
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Your list of things to see and do now includes Watson Cabin Living Museum, Tahoe Gal Cruises, Vikingsholm, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tahoe City trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bend to Tahoe City in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Tahoe City when traveling from Bend in October, with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

11
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Octagon House, The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, Coit Tower, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Appreciate the collections at Asian Art Museum and Legion of Honor. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at de Young Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Tahoe City to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Tahoe City in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mill Valley, Hayward Japanese Gardens, Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, Shoreline Park, The San Mateo Japanese Garden
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Asian Art Museum ©
Asian Art Museum

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Falls as well as Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 19°F, while days are slightly colder, around 54°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

6
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your list of things to see and do now includes Monarch Grove Sanctuary, Stevenson House, Lovers Point Park, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, San Juan Bautista, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Mission San Juan Bautista ©
Mission San Juan Bautista
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park ©
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

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nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
You've added Hearst Castle, Cambria Historical Museum, Moonstone Beach Dr, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nitt Witt Ridge, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then learn more about the world around you at Cambria Historical Museum, and finally cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Simeon trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in November, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in San Simeon. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Cambria Historical Museum ©
Cambria Historical Museum
Nitt Witt Ridge ©
Nitt Witt Ridge

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