10 days in Continental USA Itinerary

10 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Grand Canyon National Park
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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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 11th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Ontario to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ontario to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ontario in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
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.
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole online holiday maker.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, things will get slightly colder in Jackson Hole: highs are around 72°F and lows about 39°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Iceberg Lake Trail and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle attractions app.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in June since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland tour planner.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Portland are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Julia Davis Park and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boise trip planner.

Fly from Portland to Boise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Boise hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel route planner.

You can fly from Boise to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 79°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.