15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hike along Paradise Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and then trek along Burroughs Mountain Trail. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, then trek along Skyline Trail, then get outside with Reflection Lakes, and finally stroll through Trail of the Shadows.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 71°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Olympia

— 1 night
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): head outdoors with Tenino Quarry Pool, then stroll around East Bay Public Plaza, then get outside with Boston Harbor Marina, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tumwater Falls Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Olympia day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia. In September, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 Ruby Beach and Murhut Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Merriman Falls in Quinault (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, trek along Hoh River Trail, and stroll through Second Beach Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympia to Olympic National Park. While traveling from Olympia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
On the 25th (Sat), stop by Chukar Cherries, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then pause for some photo ops at Sonic Bloom By Dan Corson, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then walk around Olympic Sculpture Park, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Seattle to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): walk around Drake Park, get outside with RiverStone Adventures, then hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maston Trailhead Site, then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, and finally get outside with Bend River Attractions.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bend itinerary planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Bend by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September: high temperatures in Bend hover around 73°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls, fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, then get impressive views of Mount Hood, and finally trek along Eagle Creek Trail. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, then hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and finally snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Hood River takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, Hood River is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.