13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Subway + Fly:  8 h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Rutherford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  12 h 45 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h
End: Washington DC

1
night
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 1st (Tue), stop by Powell's City of Books. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Portland hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rutherford.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, then do a tasting at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally stop by Oakville Grocery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rutherford road trip tool.

You can fly from Portland to Rutherford in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Rutherford sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Oakville
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B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Honig Vineyard & Winery ©
Honig Vineyard & Winery

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Chinatown, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rutherford to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Rutherford in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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