8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker
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Portland
— 1 night
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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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.
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Bellingham to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Bellingham in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. You'll set off for Bend on the 4th (Sun).
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Bend — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Smith Rock State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and Proxy Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Tumalo Mountain in Redmond (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at South Sister, hike along Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trails, take in the pleasant sights at Deschutes River Trail, and sample the tasty concoctions at Atlas Cider Co.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Portland to Bend by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bend when traveling from Portland in September, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park tour builder app.

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bend in September; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.
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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 9th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Crater Lake National Park to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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