44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Big Sur
— 1 night
2
San Jose
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
4
Redmond
— 10 nights
5
Portland
— 3 nights
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
7
Port Angeles
— 7 nights
8
Forks
— 7 nights
9
La Push
— Few hours
10
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
11
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
12
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, trek along Partington Cove, thentake in the views from Big Creek Bridge, thensnap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old Coast Road, learn about winemaking at Joullian Vineyards & Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, thentake a peaceful walk through Los Padres National Forest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Camaldoli Hermitage.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur day trip planner.

Los Angeles to Big Sur is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Big Sur reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Los Padres National Forest, Joullian Vineyards & Winery
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Joullian Vineyards & Winery ©
Joullian Vineyards & Winery

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Jose day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Jose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, thenmake a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from San Jose to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Traveling from San Jose in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (°F), and nights are cooler (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Redmond.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

10
nights
Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Explore Redmond's surroundings by going to Sisters (Proxy Falls, Clear Lake, &more), John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills Unit (in Dayville) and Prineville (Painted Hills, Wildland Firefighters Monument, &more). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Metolius River, and take a memorable drive along Crooked River Scenic Drive.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Redmond day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redmond with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redmond

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Prineville, Madras, Warm Springs, Powell Butte
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls
Dee Wright Observatory ©
Dee Wright Observatory

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Redmond to Portland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Redmond in September, Portland is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle journey site.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will leave for Port Angeles on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Port Angeles side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Second Beach Trail, &more) and Port Townsend (Fort Worden State Park, Chetzemoka Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, head outdoors with West Coast Spin Doctors, admire the sheer force of Madison Creek Falls, and do a tasting at Harbinger Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Angeles travel planner.

Fly from Seattle to Port Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in September; daily highs in Port Angeles reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic National Park, Port Townsend, Joyce Depot Museum
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

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nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Forks side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hoh River, Olympic National Park, &more), Cape Flattery (in Clallam Bay) and Cape Flattery Trail (in Neah Bay). There's much more to do: hike along Rain Forest Nature Trail, examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Tree Root Cave, and admire the majestic nature at Storm King Ranger Station.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Forks trip builder tool.

You can drive from Port Angeles to Forks in 1.5 hours. October in Forks sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Push.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Quinault, Cape Flattery, Cape Flattery Trail
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

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hours
La Push

La Push
La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our La Push itinerary maker app.

La Push is very close to Forks. In October, daily temperatures in La Push can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in La Push

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online trip planner.

Getting from La Push to Cannon Beach by car takes about 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Bronze Coast Gallery ©
Bronze Coast Gallery

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along Redwood National Park. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To plan Redwood National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Redwood National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to The Presidente tree (in Three Rivers) and Death Valley National Park (Zabriskie Point & Dante's View). There's much more to do: trek along Moro Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, make a trip to Tunnel Log, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park, The Presidente tree
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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