9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 day
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Bellingham
— 1 night
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Winthrop
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 day
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then trek along Skyline Trail.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park driving holiday planner.

Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for little chillier nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then snap pictures at Hawthorne Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and then get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, expect Portland to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online vacation maker.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, hike along Sol Duc Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bellingham

— 1 night

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
On the 22nd (Fri), walk around Whatcom Falls Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Jansen Art Center, and then walk around Lake Padden Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bellingham road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Bellingham. In October in Bellingham, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Winthrop

Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Shafer Historical Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Winthrop trip builder.

You can drive from Bellingham to Winthrop in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bellingham in October, Winthrop is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Winthrop

Museums
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

Oregon travel guide

4.4
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.