15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Woodburn
— 1 night
Drive
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Cascade Locks
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, then get outside with Reflection Lakes, and finally hike along Trail of the Shadows.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park road trip app.

New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Mount Rainier National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 71°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Merriman Falls, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: trek along Sol Duc Falls, cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and stroll through Hoh River Trail.

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Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, then stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Smith Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Olympic National Park in September, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 26th (Sun), trek along Garfield Peak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Peak, then cruise along Rim Dr, and finally hike along Annie Creek Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park day trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bend

— 2 nights
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 28th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then hike along Shevlin Park, then get outside with RiverStone Adventures, and finally get outside with Bend River Attractions. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Peter Skene Ogden State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, and finally hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bend online visit planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, expect Bend to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Woodburn.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Woodburn

— 1 night
Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Swan Island Dahlias.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Woodburn online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bend to Woodburn in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in September since evenings lows in Woodburn dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Woodburn

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Locks

— 2 nights
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 1st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Larch Mountain, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then trek along Oneonta Gorge, then immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cascade Locks road trip site.

Getting from Woodburn to Cascade Locks by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Woodburn in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cascade Locks: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.