12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Tracy
— 1 day
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Moab
— 1 night

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Tracy

Tracy ©
Tracy is the second most populated city in San Joaquin County, California, United States. On the 11th (Tue), take the plunge with Skydive California and then explore the wide array of goods at Bass Pro Shop.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tracy online trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco to Tracy is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Tracy to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Tracy

Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

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Skydive California ©
Skydive California
Bass Pro Shop ©
Bass Pro Shop

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Portland

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.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then get some thrills on the water with Willamette Jetboat Excursions, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tracy to Portland. When traveling from Tracy in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Willamette Jetboat Excursions ©
Willamette Jetboat Excursions
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ©
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle route planner.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Seattle hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall. On your second day here, trek along Avalanche Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park journey builder tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, shop like a local with Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Sat), surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Moab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in August, with highs in Moab at 92°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Deep Desert Expeditions ©
Deep Desert Expeditions

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