8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Fly
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Williams
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 22nd (Thu), take a memorable tour with Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Anchor Memorial Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fiona Bleu Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Morro Bay travel itinerary planner.

Fresno to Morro Bay is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Fresno in April, plan for little chillier days in Morro Bay, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Williams

— 2 nights
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Grand Canyon Wine Company, then look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art, and finally take in breathtaking views at Sycamore Canyon.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Williams travel planning site.

You can fly from Morro Bay to Williams in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Morro Bay to Williams due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Morro Bay in April; daily highs in Williams reach 61°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Portland

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stroll around Laurelhurst Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): stop by Powell's City of Books, then get outside with Portland Timbers, then admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and finally hike along Wildwood Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Portland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Williams to Portland in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Williams in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portland, with lows of 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Seattle

— 2 nights

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: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.