25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
3
Sequim
— 3 nights
4
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
5
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
6
Hood River
— 2 nights
7
Portland
— 3 nights
8
Chicago
— 2 nights
9
Empire
— 2 nights
10
Ontonagon
— 1 night
11
Keystone
— 2 nights

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night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip builder site.

Huntsville to Friday Harbor is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Huntsville in November, plan for slightly colder days in Friday Harbor, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
American Camp ©
American Camp

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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 (Sun): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, thenlook for gifts at Sur La Table, thenshop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, thenwander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle itinerary planner.

Do a combination of from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
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Sequim

Sequim
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get outdoors at Second Beach Trail and Mount Storm King. Get out of town with these interesting Sequim side-trips: Olympic National Park (Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, Olympic National Park, &more). It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sequim trip tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Sequim in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in November, Sequim is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sequim

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

3
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Get outdoors at Oswald West State Park and Rockaway Beach Wayside. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip maker tool.

You can drive from Sequim to Cannon Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. November in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Hug Point State Recreation Site
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Little Zigzag Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Timberline Lodge itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Timberline Lodge takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cannon Beach in November, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Timberline Lodge. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Little Zigzag Falls, Mt. Hood National Forest
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

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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 12th (Tue): do a tasting at Stave & Stone Winery (Downtown Tasting Room), see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip planner.

Getting from Timberline Lodge to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Hood River, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Bridge of the Gods, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail ©

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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 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill), thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, and finally contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hood River in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portland, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Columbia River Highway
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenappreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, thenwalk around Millennium Park, and finally get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, thenwander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip maker.

You can fly from Portland to Chicago in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chicago when traveling from Portland in November, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, and then do a tasting at Black Star Farms. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Frankfort Beach, and then do a tasting at St. Ambrose Cellars.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Empire trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Empire takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Empire. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect nights in Empire to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, Black Star Farms, St. Ambrose Cellars, Frankfort Beach
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Black Star Farms ©
Black Star Farms
St. Ambrose Cellars ©
St. Ambrose Cellars

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bond Falls. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park, thenexplore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ontonagon road trip planner.

You can drive from Empire to Ontonagon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Empire in November; daily highs in Ontonagon reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Trails
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Bicycle Sculpture, thenlearn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and then identify plant and animal life at Black Hills National Forest. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, thenexplore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone vacation tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ontonagon to Keystone. The time zone difference when traveling from Ontonagon to Keystone is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Ontonagon in November, expect nights in Keystone to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Prairie Berry Winery, Bicycle Sculpture, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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