15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Rapid City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Medora
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden and then get your game on at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary maker app .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Esther Short Park, then go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver trip app .

Vancouver is just a short distance from Portland. In May, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site ©
Wintler Community Park ©
Wintler Community Park
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Glacier National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On your second day here, hike along Grinnell Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

few
hours
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills, and then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Medora travel planner .

You can drive from Rapid City to Medora in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medora, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Medora

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 30th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder website .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Medora to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Medora - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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