9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tacoma
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Centralia
Drive
4
Kalama
— 1 night
Drive
5
Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle — 2 nights

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 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation site.

Washington to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tacoma.
Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Tacoma — 2 nights

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 14th (Sun), stroll through 5 Mile Drive & Trails, observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, and finally make a trip to Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature.

Before you visit Tacoma, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Seattle to Tacoma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tacoma are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Centralia.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Centralia

Centralia is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Centralia trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tacoma to Centralia takes an hour. In August in Centralia, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 54°F at night. You'll set off for Kalama on the 16th (Tue).
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Kalama — 1 night

Kalama is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kalama online route planner.

Drive from Centralia to Kalama in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kalama can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Portland — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll around Laurelhurst Park. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally gain insight at Portland State University.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Getting from Kalama to Portland by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.