17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 1 night
bus:  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
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
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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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): brush up on your military savvy at Puget Sound Navy Museum, kick back and relax at Golden Gardens Park, and then take a stroll through Queen Anne Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, learn about all things military at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, then learn about all things military at Historic Flight Foundation, and finally shop like a local with Fremont.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip 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. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nottingham to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Puget Sound Navy Museum, Historic Flight Foundation, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
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Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum ©
Queen Anne Hill ©
Queen Anne Hill
Puget Sound Navy Museum ©
Puget Sound Navy Museum

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

For photos and more tourist information, use the Portland holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. 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 Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dayton, Erath Vineyards Winery
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Stoller Family Estate ©
Stoller Family Estate
Winter's Hill Estate ©
Winter's Hill Estate
First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church

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nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at The Gorge White House, do a tasting at Wy'East Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Mt. Hood Winery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Hood River Distillers Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can 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
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Sunshine Mill Winery ©
Sunshine Mill Winery
Wy'East Vineyards ©
Wy'East Vineyards
Mt. Hood Winery ©
Mt. Hood Winery

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.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort Klamath Museum, stroll through Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail, and finally trek along Sun Notch Trail.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park driving holiday tool .

Getting from Hood River to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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 your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fort Klamath Museum
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Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Enderts Beach and Redwood National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trillium Falls Hike.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

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, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°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

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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.
To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sonoma trip planner .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Sonoma in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sonoma, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Outdoors
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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): get to know the fascinating history of Golden Gate Promenade, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and then examine the collection at Oakland Museum of California.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Sonoma to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Sonoma in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Oakland Museum of California
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Fort Point ©
Fort Point
Oakland Museum of California ©
Oakland Museum of California

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Portland

Portland ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Red Ridge Farms, then learn about winemaking at Brooks Wine, then steep yourself in history at Bush's Pasture Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards. On your second day here, examine the collection at Willamette Heritage Center, then do a tasting at Left Coast Cellars, then do a tasting at Bethel Heights Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Portland reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Salem, Left Coast Estate, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center, Red Ridge Farms
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Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Brooks Wine ©
Brooks Wine
Willamette Heritage Center ©
Willamette Heritage Center

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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): take a stroll through City of Sisters. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, see the sky in a new way at Dee Wright Observatory, and then explore the activities along Hosmer Lake.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bend sightseeing planner.

Getting from Portland to Bend by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in October, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Bend. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dee Wright Observatory, The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, City of Sisters
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Hosmer Lake ©
Hosmer Lake
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters
Dee Wright Observatory ©
Dee Wright Observatory

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