12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Mount Vernon
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Brookings
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  7 h 45 min
7
Redding
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
8
Eugene
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Mount Vernon

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Discovery Park, then explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning site.

Mount Vernon to Seattle is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip website.

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 6th (Wed), trek along Ocean to Bay Trail, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Newport road trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Newport, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

1
night
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brookings day trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Brookings in 4.5 hours. In May in Brookings, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Brookings

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor ©
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brookings to San Francisco. While traveling from Brookings, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Redding.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Bethel Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Redding trip planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Redding by bus takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Redding hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eugene.

Things to do in Redding

Nightlife Historic Sites Shopping
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Bethel Church ©
Bethel Church

1
night
Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cascades Raptor Center, then do a tasting at King Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Silvan Ridge Winery, and finally get lost in a book at Eugene Public Library. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at University of Oregon and then stroll through Mt Pisgah.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Eugene visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Redding to Eugene takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Redding in May; daily highs in Eugene reach 70°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks Wineries Wildlife
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Cascades Raptor Center ©
Cascades Raptor Center
Mt Pisgah ©
Mt Pisgah
Silvan Ridge Winery ©
Silvan Ridge Winery

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