130 days in United States Itinerary

130 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
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Rochester
— 3 nights
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Ithaca
— 3 nights
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Saratoga Springs
— 3 nights
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Bronx
— 3 nights
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Brooklyn
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Arlington
— 3 nights
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Bethesda
— 2 nights
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Woodbridge
— 2 nights
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Manassas
— 2 nights
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Fairfax
— 3 nights
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Chantilly
— 3 nights
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Berkeley
— 3 nights
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Vallejo
— 3 nights
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Fairfield
— 2 nights
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Napa
— 3 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
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Calistoga
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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Oakville
— 2 nights
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Yountville
— 2 nights
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Sonoma
— 2 nights
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Point Reyes Station
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Oakland
— 3 nights
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San Mateo
— 2 nights
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Half Moon Bay
— 3 nights
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Fremont
— 3 nights
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Livermore
— 2 nights
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Palo Alto
— 3 nights
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Mountain View
— 3 nights
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Santa Clara
— 3 nights
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Gilroy
— 2 nights
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Pebble Beach
— 2 nights
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Pacific Grove
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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San Jose
— 3 nights
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Spokane
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Tacoma
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights

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Niagara Falls — 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, contemplate the long history of Old Fort Niagara, head off the coast to Three Sisters Island, and admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls day trip planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Niagara Falls is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Niagara Falls is minus 10.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Niagara Falls at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buffalo.
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Buffalo — 3 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buffalo: Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama) and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum (in Jamestown). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, steep yourself in history at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo trip itinerary builder site.

Buffalo is just a short distance from Niagara Falls. In October, daytime highs in Buffalo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Rochester.
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Rochester — 3 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Venture out of the city with trips to Book of Mormon Publication Site (in Palmyra), Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford) and Chimney Bluffs State Park (in Wolcott). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, and stroll around Mendon Ponds Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rochester itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October in Rochester, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Ithaca.
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Ithaca — 3 nights

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning) and Hammondsport (Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery & Glenn H. Curtiss Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park and gain insight at Cornell University.

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Traveling by car from Rochester to Ithaca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Ithaca sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saratoga Springs.
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Saratoga Springs — 3 nights

Spa City

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saratoga Springs: Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (in Blue Mountain Lake), Bennington Battle Monument (in Bennington) and Otsego Lake (in Cooperstown). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park, walk around Congress Park, and look for gifts at Northshire Bookstore.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saratoga Springs itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ithaca to Saratoga Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bronx.
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Bronx — 3 nights

Boogie Town

The northernmost New York City borough, the Bronx has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of hip-hop and home of the New York Yankees.
Explore Bronx's surroundings by going to New Paltz (Historic Huguenot Street & Mohonk Preserve), Kykuit (in Sleepy Hollow) and Boscobel House and Gardens (in Garrison). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Bronx Zoo, take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, and explore the galleries of Storm King Art Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bronx online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Saratoga Springs to Bronx in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saratoga Springs in October: high temperatures in Bronx hover around 23°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brooklyn.
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Brooklyn — 3 nights

Borough of Trees

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Brooklyn is known for parks, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brooklyn Tabernacle, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brooklyn trip builder website.

Getting from Bronx to Brooklyn by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a subway; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City is very close to Brooklyn. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 3 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Alexandria side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park & The Rising Sun Tavern). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, take in the waterfront activity at Harborfront Area, and don't miss a visit to The Awakening Sculpture.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria attractions planner.

Getting from New York City to Alexandria by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 5 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with a short trip to Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC sightseeing app.

Washington DC is very close to Alexandria. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arlington.
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Arlington — 3 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Arlington is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arlington sightseeing planner.

Arlington is just a short distance from Washington DC. In November, daytime highs in Arlington are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bethesda.
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Bethesda — 2 nights

Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. On the 22nd (Tue), hike along Billy Goat Trail and then take a stroll through Rockville Town Square. Keep things going the next day: walk around Glen Echo Park and then walk around Clemyjontri Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bethesda trip planner.

Bethesda is just a stone's throw from Arlington. Traveling from Arlington in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bethesda, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Woodbridge.
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Woodbridge — 2 nights

Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States, located 20mi south of Washington, D.C. Bounded by the Occoquan and Potomac rivers, Woodbridge Magisterial District had 54,275 residents at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Mason Neck State Park, contemplate the long history of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, and then have some family-friendly fun at Flight Trampoline Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Prince William Forest Park, then stroll the grounds of Quantico National Cemetery, and then do a tasting at Potomac Point Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Woodbridge trip planner.

Getting from Bethesda to Woodbridge by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Woodbridge are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manassas.
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Manassas — 2 nights

Manassas is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Old House Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Gray Ghost Winery, and then do a tasting at Narmada Winery. On the next day, witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, do a tasting at The Winery at La Grange, then do a tasting at Mediterranean Cellars, and finally see the interesting displays at The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manassas trip maker app.

You can drive from Woodbridge to Manassas in an hour. In November in Manassas, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Fairfax.
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Fairfax — 3 nights

Fairfax, colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Oldtown Fairfax, Historic Fairfax, or the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fairfax is known for fun & games, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of NRA National Firearms Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Burke Lake Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Tysons Corner Center, and identify plant and animal life at Hidden Pond Nature Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fairfax trip planning website.

Fairfax is very close to Manassas. November in Fairfax sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chantilly.
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Chantilly — 3 nights

Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Antietam National Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Reston Town Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chantilly journey maker website.

Chantilly is very close to Fairfax. November in Chantilly sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Berkeley.
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Berkeley — 3 nights

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: gain insight at University of California, Berkeley, get curious at Lawrence Hall of Science, stop by Moe's Books, and walk around Tilden Park Little Farm.

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Getting from Chantilly to Berkeley by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Traveling from Chantilly to Berkeley, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chantilly in December, with highs in Berkeley at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vallejo.
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Vallejo — 3 nights

Vallejo is a waterfront port city in Solano County, California, located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Step out of Vallejo to go to Concord and see Contra Costa Canal Trail, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Mare Island Historic Park Foundation, steep yourself in history at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, stroll around Benicia State Recreation Area, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vallejo travel itinerary planner.

Vallejo is just a stone's throw from Berkeley. Traveling from Berkeley in December, plan for little chillier nights in Vallejo, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fairfield.
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Fairfield — 2 nights

Fairfield is a city in, and the county seat of, Solano County, California, in the North Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, then make a trip to Davis Campus of the University of California, and then catch a movie at Brenden Vacaville 16. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Davis Greenbelt and then don't miss a visit to Old Sugar Mill.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fairfield trip maker app.

Fairfield is just a stone's throw from Vallejo. In December in Fairfield, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Napa.
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Napa — 3 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Step out of Napa to go to Kenwood and see VJB Cellars, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Hess Persson Estates, do a tasting at Hendry Ranch Wines, stop by Oxbow Public Market, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Fairfield to Napa takes an hour. In December in Napa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Rosa.
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Santa Rosa — 2 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Santa Rosa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Calistoga.
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Calistoga — 2 nights

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, then see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, then do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, and finally indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa. On the next day, do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, then go for a charming ride with The Wine Carriage, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Calistoga road trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Calistoga in an hour. December in Calistoga sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.
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St. Helena — 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): do a tasting at Chateau St. Jean, learn about winemaking at Schweiger Vineyards, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, do a tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, and finally learn about winemaking at HALL St. Helena.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena online trip itinerary builder.

St. Helena is just a short distance from Calistoga. In December in St. Helena, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oakville.
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Oakville — 2 nights

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. On the 21st (Wed), do a tasting at Far Niente Winery, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally stop by Oakville Grocery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at St. Supery Winery, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate, and finally do a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oakville trip itinerary maker tool.

Oakville is just a stone's throw from St. Helena. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yountville.
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Yountville — 2 nights

Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): do a tasting at Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery and then buy something for everyone on your list at V Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bell Wine Cellars, then do a tasting at Cliff Lede Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Goosecross Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Cosentino Winery.

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Yountville is very close to Oakville. In December, daily temperatures in Yountville can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.
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Sonoma — 2 nights

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley, then learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, then steep yourself in history at Jack London State Historic Park, and finally look for gifts at Wine Country Chocolates. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sonoma trip website.

Getting from Yountville to Sonoma by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Point Reyes Station.
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Point Reyes Station — 2 nights

Point Reyes Station is a small unincorporated town located in western Marin County, California. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Point Reyes Station journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to Point Reyes Station takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to San Francisco.
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Highlights from your trip

San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes Station to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Point Reyes Station in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oakland.
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Oakland — 3 nights

Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Oakland is very close to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Mateo.
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San Mateo — 2 nights

San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, located in the high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. On the 5th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at The San Mateo Japanese Garden, stroll around Coyote Point Recreation Area, and then stop by See's Candies. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sawyer Camp Trail and then see the interesting displays at Hiller Aviation Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Mateo vacation planner.

You can drive from Oakland to San Mateo in an hour. January in San Mateo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Half Moon Bay.
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Half Moon Bay — 3 nights

Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Half Moon Bay: Pescadero (Pigeon Point Light Station & Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach). There's much more to do: make a trip to Pillar Point Harbor, enjoy the sand and surf at Gray Whale Cove State Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Montara Point Lighthouse, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Devil's Slide Trail.

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Half Moon Bay is just a stone's throw from San Mateo. January in Half Moon Bay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fremont.
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Fremont — 3 nights

Fremont is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. Take a break from Fremont with a short trip to Golden Tee Golfland in Castro Valley, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Ardenwood Historic Farm, make a splash at Aqua Adventure Waterpark, take a memorable tour with Niles Canyon Railway, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coyote Hills Regional Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fremont holiday planner.

Drive from Half Moon Bay to Fremont in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Livermore.
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Livermore — 2 nights

Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Del Valle Regional Park. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Livermore Valley, then stop by Wente Vineyards & Estate Tasting Room, and then walk around Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Livermore trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fremont to Livermore takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Livermore can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palo Alto.
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Palo Alto — 3 nights

Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. Get out of town with these interesting Palo Alto side-trips: Pescadero (Pigeon Point Beach & Butano State Park). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, stop by Kepler's Books, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Sculpture Garden, and have fun and explore at Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Palo Alto visit planner.

You can drive from Livermore to Palo Alto in an hour. January in Palo Alto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain View.
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Mountain View — 3 nights

Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Change things up with a short trip to Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Boulder Creek (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Castle Rock State Park, hike along Stevens Creek Trail, stroll around Las Palmas Park, and get engrossed in the history at Computer History Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mountain View trip itinerary app.

Mountain View is just a short distance from Palo Alto. January in Mountain View sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Clara.
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Santa Clara — 3 nights

Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Santa Clara is known for theme parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Santa Clara University, admire the architecture and history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis, stop by Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center, and admire the natural beauty at Montalvo Arts Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara trip planner.

Santa Clara is just a short distance from Mountain View. In January, daily temperatures in Santa Clara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Gilroy.
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Gilroy — 2 nights

Gilroy is a city located in Northern California's Santa Clara County. On the 24th (Tue), stroll around Christmas Hill Park, then look for gifts at BookSmart of Morgan Hill, and then revel in the low prices at Gilroy Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at California Passport Tours, make a trip to Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Gizdich Ranch.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gilroy online travel route planner.

Drive from Santa Clara to Gilroy in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Gilroy can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Pebble Beach.
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Pebble Beach — 2 nights

Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach. On your second day here, tee off at Spyglass Hill Golf Course and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pebble Beach road trip app.

You can drive from Gilroy to Pebble Beach in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Pebble Beach can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pacific Grove.
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Pacific Grove — 2 nights

Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. On the 28th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point and then walk around Lovers Point Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pacific Grove trip itinerary builder site.

Pacific Grove is just a stone's throw from Pebble Beach. In January in Pacific Grove, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 2 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then stop by A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and then take a memorable tour with Big Sur Tours and More.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Monterey itinerary planning app.

Monterey is very close to Pacific Grove. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz — 3 nights

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Santa Cruz is known for theme parks, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, get interesting insight from Roaring Camp Railroads, kick back and relax at Capitola Beach, and cruise along West Cliff Drive.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Jose.
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San Jose — 3 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Go for a jaunt from San Jose to Aptos to see Forest of Nisene Marks State Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, take in nature's colorful creations at Heritage Rose Garden, get to know the resident critters at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, and learn about winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose online vacation builder.

Getting from Santa Cruz to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. February in San Jose sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Spokane.
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Spokane — 3 nights

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, walk around Riverfront Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Centennial Trail, then stop by Just Add Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Spokane road trip planner.

You can fly from San Jose to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from San Jose in February: highs in Spokane hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): trek along Skyline Trail. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs and then stroll through Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Spokane in February; daily highs in Mount Rainier National Park reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Tacoma.
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Tacoma — 3 nights

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tacoma: Tumwater Falls Park (in Tumwater) and Olympia (Washington State Capitol & Squaxin Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum, don't miss a visit to Union Station, take in some culture at Washington State Fair, and tour the pleasant surroundings at 5 Mile Drive & Trails.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Tacoma. In February in Tacoma, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seattle.
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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 15th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tacoma to Seattle by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Seattle, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Friday Harbor: Moran State Park (in Olga) and Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to English Camp, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor journey planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. February in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 3 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cushman, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In February in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Washington State travel guide

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The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.
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