8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 1 night
Ferry
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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Ferry to Anacortes, Taxi to Mount Vernon Amtrak Station, Train to Portland
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Portland
— 1 night
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 7th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver online road trip planner.

Huntsville to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Denver. Traveling from Huntsville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Breckenridge day trip app.

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in June, expect nights in Breckenridge to be little chillier, around 45°F, while days are cooler, around 60°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online trip planner.

You can fly from Breckenridge to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Breckenridge to Mount Rainier National Park. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. You will leave for Seattle on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and then get lost in a book at Seattle Public Library. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, walk around Kerry Park, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor road trip planning website.

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. In June, Friday Harbor is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F. You will leave for Portland on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Portland

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Fri), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland tour itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Friday Harbor to Portland in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in June: high temperatures in Portland hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

San Juan Islands travel guide

4.7
Dolphin & Whale Watching · State Parks · Landmarks
Experience island living Pacific Northwest-style by visiting the San Juan Islands. Of the 176 named islands here, Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan are the three that cater to visitors. Orca whales roam the waters from April to September, and rolling farmland inland gives way to small coastal towns filled with art galleries and boutiques. The islands' small mountains offer vistas over the water to the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic mountain range. The island region offers prime sea kayaking, biking tours, birding, and saltwater fishing. The populated isles attract a lot of summer tourism but remain quiet the remainder of the year.