8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route builder

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Sonoma
Drive
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Sausalito
— 1 night
Drive
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Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive
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Tillamook
— 1 day
Drive
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Astoria
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
On the 25th (Sun), learn the secrets of beer at North Bay Brewery Tours and then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sonoma tour itinerary planning site.

Los Angeles to Sonoma is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Sonoma to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sausalito.

Things to do in Sonoma

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours
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Sausalito

— 1 night
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sausalito travel tool.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to Sausalito takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sonoma in April, Sausalito is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mendocino.

Things to do in Sausalito

Outdoors · Tours
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Mendocino

— 1 night
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mendocino trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sausalito to Mendocino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sausalito in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mendocino, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Mendocino

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Tillamook

— 1 day
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm and then take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

Plan a Tillamook trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Mendocino to Tillamook by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mendocino to Tillamook. While traveling from Mendocino, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tillamook, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Astoria

— 1 night

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Astoria trip planner.

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Astoria is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Astoria are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Portland

— 1 night

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 29th (Thu), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online trip builder.

Drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Seattle are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can 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.