9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 1 night
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— Few hours
Shuttle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eastbank Esplanade and Columbia River Highway. Take a break from the city and head to Portland Timbers and Multnomah Falls. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with Willamette Jetboat Excursions, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and take in the views from Benson Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portland tour planner.

Philadelphia to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour, then trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonneville Hatchery. On the next day, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then get outside with Big Winds.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hood River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Timberline Lodge

Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Timberline Lodge sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hood River to Timberline Lodge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Timberline Lodge can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Timberline Lodge to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Timberline Lodge in August, with lows around 54°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Seattle

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.
Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Alki Beach. Visit Pioneer Square and Saint James Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.