36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Seattle
— 4 nights
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
3
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
4
Portland
— 4 nights
5
Newport
— 3 nights
6
Bend
— 3 nights
7
Boise
— 1 night
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
10
San Diego
— 5 nights

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and The Museum of Flight. Take a break from the city and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and walk around Kerry Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip website.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor vacation planner.

You can do a combination of from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Beach and Murhut Falls. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Merriman Falls in Quinault, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Sol Duc Falls, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and kick back and relax at Rialto Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. In October in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Merriman Falls
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

4
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Ecola State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Astoria Column) and Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. Go for a jaunt from Newport to Yachats to see Yachats coastline about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport trip tool.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yachats, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Smith Rock State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Deschutes National Forest. The adventure continues: trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, get outside with Bend River Attractions, and examine the collection at High Desert Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bend holiday planner.

Drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in October, Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Newberry National Volcanic Monument

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 17th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Boise online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bend to Boise. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Boise when traveling from Bend in October, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville), Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip app.

Traveling by flight from Boise to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to San Francisco. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boise in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Robert Mondavi Winery, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Original Muscle Beach. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and South Bay Bicycle Trail will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

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Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Disneyland Park
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

5
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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. October in San Diego sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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