15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
On the 28th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

San Diego to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Town Square. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Town Square.

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Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley and Yellowstone Lake. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman online route planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 72°F and lows are around 41°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bozeman to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bozeman to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bozeman in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 56°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Portland

— 2 nights

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 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then get outside with Portland Timbers.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for Hood River on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors

Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Step out of Hood River with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Hood, get outside with Big Winds, and sample the tasty concoctions at Full Sail Brewing Company.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hood River day trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Hood River are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.