8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Everett
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Seattle
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Bothell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tacoma
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Crater Lake National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Sacramento

1
night
Everett

Everett ©
Everett is the county seat of and the largest city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head outdoors with Everett Aquasox and then relax in the rural setting at The Farm at Swan's Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Everett trip planner .

Sacramento to Everett is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Everett, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Everett

Outdoors

Side Trip

The Farm at Swan's Trail
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Everett Aquasox ©
Everett Aquasox
The Farm at Swan's Trail ©
The Farm at Swan's Trail

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Everett to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bothell.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

1
night
Bothell

Bothell
Bothell is a city located in King and Snohomish Counties in the State of Washington. For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bothell trip builder website .

Bothell is just a short distance from Seattle. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bothell, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 57°F. You'll set off for Tacoma on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Bothell

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Picnic Point Park

3
nights
Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Family-friendly places like Point Defiance Park and Owen Beach will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Mystic Journeys and Cushman Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Tacoma: Wolf Haven International (in Tenino) and Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm (in Olympia). It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and admire all the interesting features of Cheney Stadium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tacoma online vacation planner .

You can drive from Bothell to Tacoma in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Olympia, Wolf Haven International, Cushman Trail
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Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium ©
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

1
night
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 8th (Wed): trek along Oneonta Gorge and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip site .

Getting from Tacoma to Portland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Tacoma in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

1
night
Bend

Bend
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend trip planner .

Getting from Portland to Bend by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bend, with lows of 52°F. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toCrater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Parks Nature

few
hours
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Pinnacles Trail, identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bend in August; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 93°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
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Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Pinnacles Trail ©
Pinnacles Trail

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