11 days in Keystone, Pacific Northwest & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

11 days in Keystone, Pacific Northwest & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Keystone, Pacific Northwest & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Eugene
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
End: New York City

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Black Hills National Forest.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Keystone trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Keystone. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eugene.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Custer
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Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Willamette River Trail, learn about winemaking at Silvan Ridge Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Cascades Raptor Center, and finally trek along Mt Pisgah.

Before you visit Eugene, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Keystone to Eugene in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Keystone to Eugene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Eugene are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cascades Raptor Center ©
Cascades Raptor Center
Mt Pisgah ©
Mt Pisgah
Willamette River Trail ©
Willamette River Trail

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 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

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You can drive from Eugene to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Eugene in June, Portland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature Parks Beaches
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): hike along West Hybloes Wetlands Park and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

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Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

West Hybloes Wetlands Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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