13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Oswego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 day
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Medora
— 1 night
Drive
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Keystone
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Lake Oswego.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Oswego

— 3 nights
Lake Oswego is a city in the State of Oregon, primarily in Clackamas County with small portions extending into neighboring Multnomah and Washington counties. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fanno Creek Greenway Trail and K&M Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Oswego side-trips: Dayton (Durant Vineyards & Winter's Hill Estate), Dundee (Bella Vida Vineyard & Domaine Roy & fils) and Newberg (Cliff Creek Cellars, Anam Cara Cellars, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bells Up Winery, walk around George Rogers Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rogerson Clematis Garden.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Lake Oswego day trip website.

You can drive from Seattle to Lake Oswego in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Lake Oswego

Wineries · Parks · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Willamette River Trail and then hike along Waterfront Renaissance Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip maker app.

Portland is just a short distance from Lake Oswego. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 16th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then hike along Cracker Lake Hike, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

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Fly from Portland to Glacier National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Medora.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Medora visit planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Medora in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Medora are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keystone.

Things to do in Medora

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Keystone attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Medora to Keystone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Keystone, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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 20th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

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Getting from Keystone to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Keystone in August since evenings lows in Grand Teton National Park dip to 43°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

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Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.