15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Drive to Baker City
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Baker City
— 1 day
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive
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Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive
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Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 1 night
Fly
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Hood River
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Salem
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
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Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Skagit Station, Train to Vancouver Pacific Central Station, Fly to Nottingham

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Baker City — 1 day

Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Leo Adler House Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Baker Heritage Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Baker City trip maker.

Nottingham, UK to Baker City is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Nottingham in October, Baker City is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.
Museums
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San Francisco — 1 day

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Baker City to San Francisco in 11 hours. Traveling from Baker City in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.
Museums · Parks · Nature
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Sonoma — 1 night

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sonoma road trip planning website.

Drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sonoma when traveling from San Francisco in October, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mendocino.
Wineries · Tours
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Mendocino — 1 night

Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): shop like a local with Highlight Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Ford House Visitor Center & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kelley House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Mendocino Art Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Kwan Tai.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendocino road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to Mendocino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Lassen Volcanic National Park — 1 night

In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen, then contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak , and then learn more about the world around you at Loomis Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lassen Volcanic National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Mendocino to Lassen Volcanic National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. October in Lassen Volcanic National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.
Parks · Nature · Museums
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Crater Lake National Park — 1 night

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October, things will get little chillier in Crater Lake National Park: highs are around 25°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.
Parks · Nature
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Bend — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at High Desert Museum, view the masterpieces at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, and then wander the streets of City of Sisters.

Plan my day in Bend using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Bend: highs are around 19°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hood River.
Museums · Shopping · Classes · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Hood River — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, do a tasting at Marchesi Vineyards, and then stroll through Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bend to Hood River in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hood River, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries
Side Trip
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Portland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip site.

Getting from Hood River to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Salem.
Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Salem — 1 night

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Bush's Pasture Park, view the masterpieces at Bush Barn Art Center, then steep yourself in history at Bush House Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Salem are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries
Side Trip
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip builder.

Traveling by car from Salem to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Seattle.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Seattle — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, and then catch a live event at T-Mobile Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.
Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip planning tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in October, Friday Harbor is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.