9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Modesto
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Downieville
— 1 night
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Portola
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Eureka
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Winston
— 1 day
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Springfield
— 6 nights

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Modesto

Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of McHenry Mansion and then get to know the fascinating history of Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Modesto road trip planner.

Bakersfield to Modesto is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Downieville.

Things to do in Modesto

Historic Sites

Downieville

— 1 night
Downieville is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Sierra County, California, United States. To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Downieville driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Modesto to Downieville in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Modesto in December: highs in Downieville hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 35°F. You'll set off for Portola on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Downieville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Portola

Portola is the only incorporated city in Plumas County, California, United States. On the 19th (Sat), make a trip to Commercial Street and then see the interesting displays at Western Pacific Railroad Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portola trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Downieville to Portola takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Downieville in December, Portola is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Portola

Museums · Historic Sites
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Eureka

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Eureka online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portola to Eureka in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portola in December: high temperatures in Eureka hover around 55°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Winston.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Winston

— 1 day
Winston is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Winston trip builder.

Drive from Eureka to Winston in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Eureka in December, you will find days in Winston are a bit cooler (48°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). You'll set off for Springfield on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Winston

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Casinos

Springfield

— 6 nights
Springfield is a city in Lane County, Oregon, United States. Get some historical perspective at Bush's Pasture Park and Mount Angel Abbey. The Historic Carousel and Museum and Willamette Heritage Center will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Springfield: St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Mount Angel), Salem (Bush House Museum, Salem Railroad Station, &more) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, explore the galleries of Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, and walk around Tualatin Hills Nature Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield tour planner.

Traveling by car from Winston to Springfield takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Springfield are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.