16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  15​h
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to B&B Family Farm in Sequim, about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Seattle is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Dusseldorf in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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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 19th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip planner .

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, look for gifts at Made in Oregon, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and finally kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Newport vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Newport to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Orford.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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Port Orford

Port Orford ©
Port Orford is a city in Curry County on the southern coast of Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Orford: Shore Acres State Park (in Coos Bay) and Bandon (Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Bandon State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Blanco Lighthouse and admire the majestic nature at Cape Blanco State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Orford using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Port Orford takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Port Orford can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Port Orford

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bandon, Shore Acres State Park
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse

1
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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Port Orford to Redwood National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach, go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Sea Glass Museum, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and finally take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendocino Headlands State Park, admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, and then stroll around MacKerricher State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Fort Bragg takes 4 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for much warmer days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planning website .

Getting from Fort Bragg to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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