8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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La Push
— 1 night
Drive
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Forks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights

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Seattle

— 1 night

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 19th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then walk around Discovery Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Push.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

La Push

— 1 night
La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 21st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at First Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Push Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Push vacation site.

You can drive from Seattle to La Push in 4 hours. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect La Push to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Forks.

Things to do in La Push

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Forks

— 2 nights
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Tree Root Cave, then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and then examine the collection at Forks Timber Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Native to Twilight, then examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, and then explore the activities along Quillayute River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Forks trip planner.

Forks is very close to La Push. In May, daily temperatures in Forks can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Forks

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Olympia

— 1 night
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. On the 24th (Tue), have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Olympia trip itinerary website.

Getting from Forks to Olympia by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Forks in May, you will find days in Olympia are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland day trip site.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Olympia in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portland, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.