13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  3​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Winthrop
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Sisters
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Portland
— 1 night
End: Portland

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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 13th (Fri): make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker .

Portland to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

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Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Ladder Creek Falls and then hike along Blue Lake Trai.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read North Cascades National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to North Cascades National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, North Cascades National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

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Ladder Creek Falls ©
Ladder Creek Falls

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Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Shafer Historical Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Methow Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Creek Falls Trail Head.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Winthrop trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Cascades National Park to Winthrop. While traveling from North Cascades National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Winthrop, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

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Methow Valley ©
Methow Valley
Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head ©
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Winthrop to Glacier National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Winthrop to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Winthrop in September, things will get little chillier in Glacier National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hike along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, trek along The Living Room Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Plan a Salt Lake City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Trails
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Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Sun Notch Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Crater Lake National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Crater Lake National Park. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Crater Lake National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sisters.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

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Sisters

Sisters ©
Sisters is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look and learn at Dee Wright Observatory, then cruise along McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, then admire the sheer force of Sahalie and Koosah Falls, and finally sample the fine beverages at Cascade Street Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sisters trip planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Sisters in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September: high temperatures in Sisters hover around 76°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sisters

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Side Trip

Dee Wright Observatory
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McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop ©
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls
Dee Wright Observatory ©
Dee Wright Observatory

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Make your Portland itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Sisters to Portland in 3 hours. Traveling from Sisters in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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