8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
John Day
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Tahoe City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Virginia City
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
End: Spokane

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night
John Day

John Day ©
John Day is a city located about 2mi north of Canyon City in Grant County, Oregon, at the intersection of U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the John Day sightseeing planner .

Spokane to John Day is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. In October in John Day, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in John Day

Nature Parks
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lava River Cave. On the 5th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deschutes Brewery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bend online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from John Day to Bend takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Deschutes Brewery ©
Deschutes Brewery

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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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bend in October; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 71°F and lows reach 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
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Vidae Falls ©
Vidae Falls

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City trip builder website .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Tahoe City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October: high temperatures in Tahoe City hover around 63°F and lows are around 26°F. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Virginia City.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

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nights
Virginia City

Virginia City ©
Virginia City is a census-designated place (CDP) that is the county seat of Storey County, Nevada. Your list of things to see and do now includes Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Virginia City Trolley, Virginia & Truckee Railroad, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at The Washoe Club Haunted Museum and then take a memorable ride with Virginia City Trolley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chollar Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Fort Churchill State Historic Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Silver Terrace Cemeteries, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ponderosa Mine Tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Virginia City trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Virginia City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tahoe City in October; daily highs in Virginia City reach 69°F and lows reach 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Virginia City

Tours Historic Sites Transportation

Side Trip

Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Virginia & Truckee Railroad ©
Virginia & Truckee Railroad
Fort Churchill State Historic Park ©
Silver Terrace Cemeteries ©
Silver Terrace Cemeteries

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