12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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The Dalles
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulelake
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive

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The Dalles

— 1 night
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Dalles Murals.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read The Dalles day trip tool.

Missoula to The Dalles is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in The Dalles when traveling from Missoula in August, with lows around 63°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in The Dalles

Museums
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Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): trek along Pinnacles Trail.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip builder website.

Getting from The Dalles to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tulelake.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Tulelake

— 2 nights
Tulelake is a city in Northeastern Siskiyou County, California, United States, at an elevation of 4066ft above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument and then identify plant and animal life at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Lava Beds National Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tulelake trip planner.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Tulelake in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, with highs in Tulelake at 86°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Boise.

Things to do in Tulelake

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge to River Trail System, then identify plant and animal life at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, and finally look for gifts at Cravin's Candy Emporium.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulelake to Boise takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tulelake to Boise due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tulelake in August since evenings lows in Boise dip to 63°F. You'll set off for Twin Falls on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Snake River Canyon Trail and then admire the sheer force of Auger Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Twin Falls trip planner.

Drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. August in Twin Falls sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Stanley

— 4 nights
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Redfish Lake and Land of the Yankee Fork State Park. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Salmon River will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Goldbug Hot Springs (in Salmon) and Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System (in Challis). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Stanley Lake, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Galena Summit.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip planner.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Stanley in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Twin Falls in August, you will find days in Stanley are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are colder (37°F). You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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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.