9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Newark

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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 21st (Fri), stroll through Forest Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker tool.

Newark to Portland is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Oregon Garden, then don't miss a visit to The Gordon House, then make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, and finally find something for the whole family at Enchanted Forest Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salem driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Salem are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

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Silverton
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Oregon Garden ©
Oregon Garden
Enchanted Forest Theme Park ©
Enchanted Forest Theme Park
Salem's Riverfront Carousel ©
Salem's Riverfront Carousel

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
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 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls, then cruise along Rim Dr, then step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, and finally hike along Pinnacles Trail. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Crater Lake National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Salem to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salem in August: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

1
night
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 26th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Sequoia Park Zoo, stroll through Hikshari Trail, then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, and finally admire the striking features of Carson Mansion.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Eureka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Eureka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Eureka, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mendocino.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sequoia Park Zoo ©
Sequoia Park Zoo
Carson Mansion ©
Carson Mansion

1
night
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the activities along Mendocino Coast, then stop by Mendocino Jams & Preserves, then admire the majestic nature at Van Damme State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mendocino trip planner.

You can drive from Eureka to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Eureka in August: highs in Mendocino hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Mendocino Jams & Preserves ©
Mendocino Jams & Preserves

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Mendocino to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Mendocino in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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