17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Sonoma
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Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 3 nights
Fly

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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.

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Nottingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour 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 drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. 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 · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Hood River

— 2 nights
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 where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, 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 · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
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.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, 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 fly; or do a combination of bus 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 travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
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 Lady Bird Johnson Grove. 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 California Coastal Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, 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 5 hours. 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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Sonoma

— 1 night
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 photos, reviews, maps, 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 · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

San Francisco

City by the Bay

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 other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, 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: do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. 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

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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 where to stay, traveler tips, maps, 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 drive; or take a bus. 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 · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Bend

— 3 nights
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.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, 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 fly; 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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.