11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip planner.

Houston to Gardiner is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Gardiner due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 64°F and lows are around 32°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, Inspiration Point, Upper Geyser Basin, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Midway Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and trek along Mystic Falls Trail.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Gardiner to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Portland

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stoller Family Estate, Latourell Falls and Multnomah Falls. On the 14th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally take in the views from Tilikum Crossing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Latourell Falls, and then learn about winemaking at Stoller Family Estate.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Portland in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Portland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Portland: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. You'll set off for Seattle on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

4
nights
Seattle

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mount Rainier, Olympic Sculpture Park, Poo Poo Point - Chirico Trail, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sky View Observatory and University of Washington. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Gas Works Park, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.