9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
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Dillon Beach
— 1 night
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Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Bus to Santa Rosa, Fly to Portland
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Portland
— 2 nights
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San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Monterey (Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, &more), Stanford University (in Palo Alto) and Oakland California Temple (in Oakland). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

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San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sculptured Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse, then stroll through Point Reyes Hiking Trails, and finally hike along Earthquake Trail.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Point Reyes National Seashore tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Jose to Point Reyes National Seashore by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in June, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Point Reyes National Seashore. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dillon Beach.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Dillon Beach

— 1 night
Dillon Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Marin County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head outdoors with Lawsons Landing and then stroll through Bodega Dunes.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dillon Beach trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Dillon Beach in 1.5 hours. June in Dillon Beach sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Dillon Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Bragg

— 2 nights
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, then go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then cruise along Mendocino Coast, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mendocino Headlands State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg attractions tool.

Drive from Dillon Beach to Fort Bragg in 3 hours. Traveling from Dillon Beach in June, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Sat), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally trek along Wildwood Trail. On your second day here, walk around Hoyt Arboretum, then hike along Forest Park, then admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portland online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fort Bragg to Portland in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in June: highs in Portland hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

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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.