9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 3 nights
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Astoria Column. Get some cultural insight at Pittock Mansion and Columbia River Highway. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Horn Lookout (in Stevenson), Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach) and Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and take in the views from Benson Bridge.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Portland reach 77°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Starvation Creek State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Haystack Rock, Hyland Forest Park, Cape Horn Lookout
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then make a trip to Pioneer Square, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Predators of the Heart and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Seattle to Anacortes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Anacortes hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Anacortes

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, admire the majestic nature at Old Mission State Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail.

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Getting from Anacortes to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Anacortes in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Coeur d'Alene, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. On the 9th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Old Mission State Park
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Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park

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