8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Mount Shasta
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Solvang
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle driving holiday tool .

Salt Lake City to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, then trek along Forest Park, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland trip builder app .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Portland are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
day
Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of McCloud Falls, get curious at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, and then get impressive views of Mount Shasta.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mount Shasta day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Mount Shasta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Portland in June, Mount Shasta is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Solvang.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

McCloud Falls
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Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta
Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum ©
Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 6th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Sanford Winery & Vineyards, do a tasting at Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Rusack Vineyards, then do a tasting at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethania Lutheran Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Solvang trip builder website .

Drive from Mount Shasta to Solvang in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Solvang sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Sanford Winery & Vineyards, Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards
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Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards
Sanford Winery & Vineyards ©
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery ©
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), stroll through Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Solvang to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Solvang in June: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

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