9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Carlsbad — 2 nights

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
On the 14th (Fri), walk around Heisler Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: visit Carlsbad Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, and then find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad trip planner.

Cincinnati to Carlsbad is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Carlsbad is minus 3 hours. In October, Carlsbad is a bit warmer than Cincinnati - with highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F. You'll set off for Saugus on the 16th (Sun).
Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Saugus — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Lombardi Ranch.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saugus trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carlsbad to Saugus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Carlsbad in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saugus, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Eugene.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Eugene — 1 night

Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Cork and Barrel - Tours, then stroll around Spencer Butte, then do a tasting at Silvan Ridge Winery, and finally experience rural life at Bush's Fern View Farms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eugene road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Saugus to Eugene with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Saugus in October; daily highs in Eugene reach 66°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
Wineries · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Portland — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip website.

Traveling by car from Eugene to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Seattle — 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.