17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Nottingham
Train + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
6
Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
8
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Bend
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about all things military at Puget Sound Navy Museum, walk around Golden Gardens Park, and then take a stroll through Queen Anne Hill. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, brush up on your military savvy at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, then learn about all things military at Historic Flight Foundation, and finally take a stroll through Fremont.

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

Nottingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nottingham to Seattle. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Puget Sound Navy Museum, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Historic Flight Foundation
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Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum ©
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
Golden Gardens Park ©
Golden Gardens Park
Historic Flight Foundation ©
Historic Flight Foundation

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Archery Summit Winery, then do a tasting at Stoller Family Estate, then learn about winemaking at Winter's Hill Estate, and finally do a tasting at Erath Vineyards Winery.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dayton, Erath Vineyards Winery
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
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Stoller Family Estate ©
Stoller Family Estate
Archery Summit Winery ©
Archery Summit Winery
Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery. On the next day, experience rural life at The Gorge White House, then learn about winemaking at Wy'East Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Mt. Hood Winery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hood River Distillers Tasting Room.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hood River journey planner.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sunshine Mill Winery, Columbia Hills State Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Sunshine Mill Winery ©
Sunshine Mill Winery
Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Wy'East Vineyards ©
Wy'East Vineyards

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Klamath Museum, hike along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, then trek along Pinnacles Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Notch Trail.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Hood River to Crater Lake National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Fort Klamath Museum
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Castle Crest Wildflower Trail ©
Castle Crest Wildflower Trail
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Explore hidden gems such as Enderts Beach and California Coastal Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Trillium Falls Hike in Orick (about 38 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park day trip website.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sonoma.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Orick
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

1
night
Sonoma

Sonoma
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sonoma day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Sonoma with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, expect nights in Sonoma to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Parks
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few
hours
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 13th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden Gate Promenade, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and then see the interesting displays at Oakland Museum of California.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sonoma to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Sonoma in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Oakland Museum of California
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
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Golden Gate Promenade ©
Golden Gate Promenade
Oakland Museum of California ©
Oakland Museum of California
Fort Point ©
Fort Point

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
On the 14th (Mon), savor the flavors at Red Ridge Farms, do a tasting at Brooks Wine, then steep yourself in history at Bush's Pasture Park, and finally do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Willamette Heritage Center, then do a tasting at Left Coast Estate, then learn about winemaking at Bethel Heights Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Portland day trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get little chillier in Portland: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Salem, Brooks Wine, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center, Left Coast Estate
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Bush's Pasture Park ©
Bush's Pasture Park
Left Coast Estate ©
Left Coast Estate

3
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of City of Sisters. On your second day here, learn something new at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, then look and learn at Dee Wright Observatory, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hosmer Lake.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bend trip builder site.

You can drive from Portland to Bend in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Bend, with lows around 3°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dee Wright Observatory, City of Sisters, The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Hosmer Lake ©
Hosmer Lake
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters
Boneyard Beer ©
Boneyard Beer

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