10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Palm Desert
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Portland

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night
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.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, thenwalk around South Park Blocks, thenlook for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, thendon't miss a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square, and finally trek along Forest Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portland online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Portland. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Tours
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International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thenstroll around Lithia Park, and then explore the activities along Rogue River.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ashland online tour planner.

Fly from Portland to Ashland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ashland, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Rogue River
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River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, thendo a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally look for gifts at Oakville Grocery.

Before you visit Napa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Ashland to Napa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ashland in July, with highs in Napa at 79°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oakville, Honig Vineyard & Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Balloon Rides

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carmel journey builder website.

Getting from Napa to Carmel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in July, you will find days in Carmel are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of State Street Underpass.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Carmel to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get lost in a book at The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Palm Desert driving holiday planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Palm Desert by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Palm Desert at 107°F and lows at 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library
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Off-Road Tours
The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library ©
The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library

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