24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
2
Moab
— 4 nights
3
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
4
Boise
— 1 night
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
7
Portland
— 2 nights
8
Newport
— 2 nights
9
Bend
— 2 nights

4
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Get outdoors at The Narrows and Zion's Main Canyon. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, hike along Riverside Walk, and admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip builder.

San Francisco to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Delicate Arch and Island in the Sky. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Balanced Rock Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Turret Arch, Windows, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moab itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, Moab is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Island in the Sky
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

3
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salt Lake Temple and Cathedral of the Madeleine. Get in touch with nature at Big Cottonwood Canyon and The Living Room Trail. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Golden Spike National Historic Site. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boise online trip planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Boise in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Boise are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to English Camp, identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor driving holiday app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Boise to Friday Harbor takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Boise in September, with highs in Friday Harbor at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snoqualmie Falls and Twin Falls. Visiting Alki Beach and Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Twin Falls, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Snoqualmie Falls
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, thensteep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Camassia Natural Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camassia Natural Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mike Miller Park, thenenjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenkick back and relax at Nye Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Newport vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in October, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mike Miller Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Heceta Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bend holiday website.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Newport in October, Bend is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

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