12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Helens
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights

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Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
Pike Place Market has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip website.

San Diego to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olympic National Park as well as La Push Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Mount Storm King. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seattle in October, Olympic National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
You've added Mount Rainier, Sunrise Visitor Center, Ohanapecosh Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get all the information you need at Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center and then get all the information you need at Ohanapecosh Visitor Center. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Reflection Lakes, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and then get answers to all your questions at Sunrise Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park road trip app.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Saint Helens.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Saint Helens

St. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Columbia View Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Helens vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Saint Helens. October in Saint Helens sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Saint Helens

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook Creamery, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saint Helens to Portland takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.