9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yachats
— 1 night
Drive
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Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
Drive
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Redding
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night

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San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Jose itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Jose. In July, daytime highs in San Jose are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Asian Art Museum to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Trees of Mystery and Fern Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Fern Canyon, examine the collection at Trees of Mystery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park itinerary tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yachats.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Yachats

— 1 night
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. You've added Sea Lion Caves, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Heceta Head Lighthouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yachats trip planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Yachats takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Yachats can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vancouver.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 1 night
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. You've now added Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Vancouver road trip site.

Getting from Yachats to Vancouver by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yachats in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 82°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bend.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bend

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bend trip planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Bend in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, Bend is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip builder site.

Drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bend in July, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at 94°F and lows at 61°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Redding.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Redding

— 1 night
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Redding online trip planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Redding by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July; daily highs in Redding reach 101°F and lows reach 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for San Jose.

Things to do in Redding

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose day trip tool.

You can fly from Redding to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Redding in July, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.