15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Walla Walla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
The Dalles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Nottingham

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle travel planner.

Nottingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Nottingham to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Boeing Future of Flight, Cascadia Art Museum
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Cascadia Art Museum ©
Cascadia Art Museum

2
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Rulo Winery, get engrossed in the history at Fort Walla Walla Museum, then do a tasting at Gramercy Cellars, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church, do a tasting at Castillo de Feliciana, do a tasting at Dunham Cellars, then learn about winemaking at College Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Bella Fortuna Events and Tours, and finally do a tasting at Kontos Cellars.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Walla Walla trip planning website .

You can fly from Seattle to Walla Walla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. October in Walla Walla sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum
College Cellars ©
College Cellars

1
night
The Dalles

The Dalles ©
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall, then see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and finally admire all the interesting features of Columbia Hills State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our The Dalles trip tool .

Getting from Walla Walla to The Dalles by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia Hills State Park, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt. Hood National Forest, and then trek along Little Zigzag Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from The Dalles to Timberline Lodge takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mt. Hood National Forest, Little Zigzag Falls
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

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nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak, then stroll through Garfield Peak, and then stroll through Sun Notch Trail.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip planner .

Drive from Timberline Lodge to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Crater Lake National Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park travel route site .

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Trails Outdoors
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 12th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park, examine the collection at Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society, then stroll through Pudding Creek Beach, and finally stroll through Seaside Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Albion River Bridge, do a tasting at Lula Cellars, then do a tasting at Handley Cellars Winery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort Bragg trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Fort Bragg in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, you will find days in Fort Bragg are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Philo, Albion River Bridge, Jug Handle State Reserve
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Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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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 16th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill), and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Portland route builder site .

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Portland at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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