49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Mendocino
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Coos Bay
— 6 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
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Leavenworth
— 2 nights
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La Conner
— 2 nights
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Anacortes
— 2 nights
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
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Sequim
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Poulsbo
— 1 day
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Angeles
— 2 nights
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Forks
— 3 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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John Day
— 1 night
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), hike along Big Stump Basin and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and then Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Palm Springs to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 95°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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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 3rd (Mon): hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Washburn Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then identify plant and animal life at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip app.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): paddle through the water with Kayak Tahoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, and then savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Nevada Beach Campground, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by bus takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nevada Beach Campground, Wine Tours From Tahoe
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kayak Tahoe ©
Kayak Tahoe
Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Kwan Tai, take an in-depth tour of Ford House Visitor Center & Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Mendocino Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at Mendocino Massage, and then stop by Corners of the Mouth.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mendocino trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mendocino in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect Mendocino to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Mendocino

Museums · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Ford House Visitor Center & Museum ©
Ford House Visitor Center & Museum
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Temple of Kwan Tai ©
Temple of Kwan Tai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Redwood National Park.

Plan my day in Redwood National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Mendocino to Redwood National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mendocino in August, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Get outdoors at Cape Arago State Park and Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop and Coos History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bandon (Bandon State Park, Coquille Point, &more). There's much more to do: tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, kick back and relax at Bastendorff Beach, examine the collection at Coos Art Museum, and take in the views from McCullough Memorial Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay online tour builder.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Coos Bay in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Bandon, Charleston, Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental, John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead, Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Betty Kay Charter ©
Betty Kay Charter

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You've now added Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Icefire Glassworks and White Bird Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, and view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planning site.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Cannon Beach in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hike along Icicle Ridge Trail, stop by Cup and Kettle, learn about winemaking at Kestrel Vintners Tasting Room and Gift Shop, then head outdoors with Leavenworth Powersports Adventures, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blue Spirits Distilling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Front Street Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Icicle Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Doghaus Brewery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Leavenworth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Leavenworth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Leavenworth, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Conner.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Front Street Park ©
Front Street Park
Icicle Brewing Company ©
Icicle Brewing Company
Doghaus Brewery ©
Doghaus Brewery

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La Conner

La Conner ©
La Conner is a town in Skagit County, Washington, United States with a population of 891 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, then stop by Olive Shoppe Ginger Grater la Conner, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Northwest Art. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Skagit Wildlife Area and then walk around Dugualla State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the La Conner holiday maker.

You can drive from Leavenworth to La Conner in 3 hours. When traveling from Leavenworth in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in La Conner: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in La Conner

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Skagit Wildlife Area, Dugualla State Park
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum ©
Museum of Northwest Art ©
Museum of Northwest Art
Dugualla State Park ©
Dugualla State Park

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Anacortes

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 25th (Tue), hike along Tommy Thompson Trail, stop by SeaBear Wild Salmon, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Predators of the Heart, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosario Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anacortes trip planner.

Anacortes is very close to La Conner. In August, daytime highs in Anacortes are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Rosario Beach ©
Rosario Beach
Predators of the Heart ©
Predators of the Heart
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Port Townsend

Port Townsend ©
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Starrett House Inn, get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, then examine the collection at The Rothschild House, then get a taste of the local shopping with Port Townsend Gallery, and finally stop by The Spice and Tea Exchange. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, then browse the exhibits of Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Finnriver Orchard & Cider Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Townsend, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Anacortes to Port Townsend by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Anacortes in August: highs in Port Townsend hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Finnriver Orchard & Cider Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Port Townsend Marine Science Center ©
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park

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Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Purple Haze Lavender Farm, view the masterpieces at Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery, and then try to win big at 7 Cedars. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, then enjoy the sea views from New Dungeness Lighthouse, then get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, and finally get outside with West Coast Spin Doctors.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sequim travel planner.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Sequim in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. August in Sequim sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse
7 Cedars ©
7 Cedars
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 31st (Mon), trek along Box Canyon Loop, then hike along Paradise Loop, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then trek along Wonderland Trail, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park visit planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and shuttle from Sequim to Mount Rainier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sequim in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mount Rainier National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Poulsbo.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Loop ©
Paradise Loop
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail ©
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail

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Poulsbo

Poulsbo ©
Poulsbo is a city on Liberty Bay in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Poulsbo Historical Society and Museum, view the masterpieces at Front Street Gallery, sample the fine beverages at Bainbridge Distillers, then take in the exciting artwork at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, and finally learn about winemaking at Eleven Winery.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Poulsbo vacation planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Poulsbo. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Poulsbo

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Bainbridge Island
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Front Street Gallery ©
Front Street Gallery
Poulsbo Historical Society and Museum ©
Poulsbo Historical Society and Museum
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts ©
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

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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.
You've now added San Juan Island National Historical Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at San Juan Island National Historical Park, then hike along Second Beach Trail, then stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, and finally cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Poulsbo to Olympic National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Juan Island National Historical Park
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive ©
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King

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Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by Swain's General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Francis Street Park, ride a horse along Olympic Discovery Trail, then get a new perspective on things with Port Angeles Whale Watch Company, then see the interesting displays at Olympic Coast Discovery Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port Angeles City Pier.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Angeles travel route planning website.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Angeles with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Port Angeles can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Olympic Discovery Trail, Joyce Depot Museum
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Port Angeles Whale Watch Company ©
Port Angeles Whale Watch Company
Salt Creek Recreation Area ©
Salt Creek Recreation Area
Marymere Falls ©
Marymere Falls

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Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 7th (Mon), explore the activities along Quillayute River, then explore the activities along Barnes Creek, and then immerse yourself in nature at Storm King Ranger Station. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at John's Beachcombing Museum, look for gifts at Native to Twilight, then kick back and relax at First Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Push Beach.

Plan my trip to Forks with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Port Angeles to Forks takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Forks are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Forks

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

La Push
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
First Beach ©
First Beach
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Ross Dam and then take in the awesome beauty at North Cascades National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read North Cascades National Park road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Forks to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in North Cascades National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area ©
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along McDonald Creek, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. On the next day, trek along Goat Lick Overlook, relax and float downstream with Glacier Outfitters, and then explore the activities along Bullhead Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Glacier National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from North Cascades National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to John Day.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

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John Day

John Day
John Day is a city located about 2mi north of Canyon City in Grant County, Oregon, at the intersection of U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the activities along John Day River, then examine the collection at Sumpter Valley Railway Depot, and then see the interesting displays at DeWitt Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to John Day, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to John Day with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, John Day is somewhat warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in John Day

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Prairie City
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sumpter Valley Railway Depot
Sumpter Valley Railway Depot
John Day River ©
John Day River

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Deschutes Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: settle in for a delightful tour with Cowboy Carriage, then explore the activities along Little Cultus Lake, and then take in the pleasant sights at Deschutes River Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bend trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from John Day to Bend in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park
Deschutes Brewery ©
Deschutes Brewery
River Rafting & Tubing

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rim Dr and Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint. Step out of the city life by going to Wizard Island and Annie Creek Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to National Creek Falls in Prospect (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott, hike along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, stroll through Sun Notch Trail, and contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bend in September: high temperatures in Crater Lake National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Prospect, Fort Klamath Museum
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island