21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Hood River
— 1 night
train:  7​h
9
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Seattle
— 1 night
End: Seattle

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City vacation builder site .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Salt Lake City International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, you will find days in Jackson Hole are little chillier (30°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cody, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Buffalo Bill Dam ©
Buffalo Bill Dam

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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.
Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Helena.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena and then identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helena holiday planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Helena: highs are around 37°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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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.
When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Helena to Glacier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Helena in July, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip planner .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in July since evenings lows in Coeur d'Alene dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hood River.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

#Shopping
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Just Add Water Sports ©
Just Add Water Sports

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hood River trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Hood River takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Hood River, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, and then hike along Skyline Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park holiday planner .

You can take a train from Hood River to Mount Rainier National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hood River in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Longmire Museum ©
Longmire Museum

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Olympic National Park

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.
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park road trip app .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July: highs in Olympic National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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 25th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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