9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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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.
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Gainesville to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Gainesville in December: highs in Portland hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 35°F. You'll set off for Crescent City on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Portland

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Crescent City

— 1 night
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Crescent City trip builder.

Traveling by car from Portland to Crescent City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in December: high temperatures in Crescent City hover around 55°F and lows are around 42°F. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Fort Bragg

— 1 night
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort Bragg day trip website.

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Fort Bragg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Crescent City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fort Bragg, with lows of 35°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach, kick back and relax at Mavericks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Naples Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Roosevelt Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

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Drive from Fort Bragg to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Fort Bragg in December, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Mendocino County travel guide

4.5
Beaches · State Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Endowed with a dramatic and undeveloped coast and forests of towering redwood trees, Mendocino County draws residents of the San Francisco Bay Area looking for a peaceful vacation. Tranquil sand beaches backed by cliffs offer prime sunset viewing. State parks present scenic hiking and biking options, and wineries serve up fine California vintages. Mendocino County's nutrient-rich soil has also made it a leading area for the cultivation of marijuana--much of which goes to Bay Area medical cannabis dispensaries--and the area has a reputation for brewing fine craft beers. The county also contains numerous points of historical interest, including lighthouses on the coast and museums detailing the region's past. In Mendocino's easygoing towns, you'll encounter small art galleries and charming boutiques.