8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then stroll through 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 next day: immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Morro Bay trip maker app.

Fresno to Morro Bay is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fresno in September: high temperatures in Morro Bay hover around 83°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, then learn about winemaking at Grand Canyon Wine Company, then stop by Thunder Eagle Native Art, and finally take in breathtaking views at Sycamore Canyon.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Williams trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Morro Bay to Williams takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Morro Bay to Williams. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Morro Bay in September: high temperatures in Williams hover around 74°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can 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 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally walk around Laurelhurst Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Powell's City of Books, then head outdoors with Portland Timbers, then make a trip to Pittock Mansion, and finally trek along Wildwood Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Williams to Portland takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Williams in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portland, with lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
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.