36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lincoln City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Astoria
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Seattle

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like The Museum of Flight and Northwind Arts Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour and Suquamish Museum. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Chimacum (Chimacum Corner Farmstand & Finnriver) and Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, and stroll through Kerry Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In April, daytime highs in Seattle are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chimacum, Northwind Arts Center, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Boeing Future of Flight, Suquamish Museum
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park ©
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
Suquamish Museum ©
Suquamish Museum

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like William Floyd Estate and New York Public Library. Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park), Zane Grey Museum (in Lackawaxen) and Alex Ferrone Gallery (in Cutchogue). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to New York City is 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hyde Park, William Floyd Estate, Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Zane Grey Museum
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7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Sunshine Mill Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at AniChe Cellars and Beacon Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum (in The Dalles), McMinnville (Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum & R Stuart & Co.) and Hood River (Wy'East Vineyards, Phelps Creek Vineyards, & more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Soter Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at Antique Powerland Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and wander the streets of Multnomah Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Portland in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hood River, McMinnville, The Dalles, Dayton, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 28:
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3
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum and Hughes Historic House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Coos Art Museum and Cape Arago Lighthouse. When in Bandon, make a side trip to see Cape Blanco Lighthouse in Port Orford, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Coquille River Lighthouse, look for gifts at Face Rock Creamery, play a few rounds at Bandon Crossings Golf Course, and take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandon road trip planning app .

You can drive from Portland to Bandon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in April: highs in Bandon hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Port Orford, Cape Arago Lighthouse, Coos Art Museum
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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Coquille River Lighthouse ©
Coquille River Lighthouse

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Heceta Head Lighthouse and Little Log Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum and Backstreet Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Umpqua Discovery Center (in Reedsport) and Umpqua River Lighthouse (in Winchester Bay). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Oregon Coast, play a few rounds at Sandpines Golf Course, examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, and take in the views from Siuslaw River Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online vacation planner .

Getting from Bandon to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Reedsport, Little Log Church, Oregon Coast, Umpqua River Lighthouse
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Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Umpqua River Lighthouse ©
Umpqua River Lighthouse
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum ©
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

4
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Alderhouse Glass Blowers and Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Airlie Winery and North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln City: Newport (Hatfield Marine Science Center, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, & more) and Left Coast Cellars (in Rickreall). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio, do a tasting at Flying Dutchman Winery, get a taste of the local shopping with Mossy Creek Pottery, and look for gifts at Robert's Bookshop.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln City day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Lincoln City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport, Depoe Bay, Flying Dutchman Winery, Left Coast Estate, Airlie Winery
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

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nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, do a tasting at Nehalem Bay Winery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, then look for gifts at Tillamook Country Smoker, then see the interesting displays at Garibaldi Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tillamook online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Lincoln City to Tillamook in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lincoln City to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Tillamook are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Garibaldi Museum, Tillamook Country Smoker, Nehalem Bay Winery, Manzanita Beach
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
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Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum ©
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

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nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Columbia River Maritime Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Seaside (Seaside Civic & Convention Center, Seaside Candyman, & more) and Cannon Beach History Center and Museum (in Cannon Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, steep yourself in history at Battery Russell, and look for gifts at Beach Books.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Astoria trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In May in Astoria, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seaside, Cannon Beach, Battery Russell
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
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Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Lightship Columbia ©
Lightship Columbia

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