9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Drive
1
Richland
— 1 night
Drive
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly to Redmond, Bus to Chemult Amtrak Station, Taxi to Crater Lake National Park
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

1
night
Richland

Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Gesa Carousel of Dreams and then stroll around Howard Amon Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Richland planning tool.

Seattle to Richland is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier evenings in Richland when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Richland

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Theme Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Richland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Richland in October, you will find days in Olympic National Park are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, then hike along Skyline Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park route planner.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

2
nights
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 25th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Pinnacles Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, then head off the coast to Wizard Island, then admire all the interesting features of Rim Dr, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park route site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Mount Rainier National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Similar trips

See more trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.