30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Orick
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Wenatchee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + tram + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Arches National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Oneonta
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Chicago

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lassen Volcanic National Park sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Lassen Volcanic National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago to Lassen Volcanic National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bumpass Hell

1
day
Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls and then cruise along Rim Dr.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orick.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

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Orick

Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. On the 9th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and then take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orick vacation planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Orick in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Orick can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Orick

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Orick to Redwood National Park in an hour. December in Redwood National Park sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Nature Parks

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, hike along Forest Park, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Portland. When traveling from Redwood National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Portland, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Wenatchee.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden

1
day
Wenatchee

Wenatchee is a city located in north-central Washington and is the largest city and county seat of Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Aplets & Cotlets Country Store and then admire the engineering at Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wenatchee itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Wenatchee in 5 hours. In December, Wenatchee is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 33°F and lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Wenatchee

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Aplets & Cotlets Country Store
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center
Aplets & Cotlets Country Store

1
day
Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park travel itinerary creator.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wenatchee to Mount Rainier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier

2
days
Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): trek along Second Beach Trail. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail

2
days
Glacier National Park

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 18th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in December, with highs in Glacier National Park at 33°F and lows at 19°F. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toBryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Garden Wall

1
day
Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 21st (Thu), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Inspiration Point

2
days
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Moqui Cave. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanab online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. December in Kanab sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Moqui Cave

4
days
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 25th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lookout Studio, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park custom trip planner.

Drive from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kanab in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 43°F and lows reach 15°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

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hours
Arches National Park

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Arches National Park to be about the same, around 15°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Wolfe Ranch Rock Art
Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint

4
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Artist Point.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Arches National Park in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 23°F and 3°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Oneonta.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful
Grand Teton

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day
Oneonta

Oneonta is a city in southern Otsego County, New York. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Damaschke Field, then get engrossed in the history at Hanford Mills Museum, and then do a tasting at Bear Pond Winery & Cafe/Pizzeria.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Oneonta travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Oneonta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Oneonta. In January, Oneonta is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 29°F and lows of 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oneonta

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Hanford Mills Museum
Highlights from your plan
Damaschke Field
Hanford Mills Museum

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