12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Provo
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Reno
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Reno
— 2 nights
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Madras
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then hike along Highline Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): hike along Avalanche Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Tigard to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tigard to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, then cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, and finally make a trip to Petrified Tree. Keep things going the next day: hike along Inspiration Point, explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, hike along Observation Point Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, and finally trek along Osprey Falls Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip app.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Provo.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Provo

— 1 night
Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located 43mi south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Utah Lake State Park, then engage your brain at BYU Museum of Paleontology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Provo Utah Temple, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rock Canyon.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Provo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Provo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Provo, with highs around 91°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Provo

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 16th (Fri), hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Provo to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Provo in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Reno.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Reno

— 2 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Reno Arch, then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. On your second day here, walk around Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nevada Historical Society, and then look and learn at Fleischmann Planetarium.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reno trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Reno in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Reno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Reno is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madras.

Things to do in Reno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Madras

— 1 night
Madras is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the majestic nature at The Cove Palisades State park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Billy Chinook, and then head outdoors with Lake Simtustus RV Resort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madras trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reno to Madras. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Reno in July, with highs in Madras at 89°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madras

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.