15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Pocatello
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
End: Houston

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, stroll through Never Summer Ranch, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally hike along Tundra Communities Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park online travel route planner.

Houston to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Never Summer Ranch ©
Never Summer Ranch

1
night
Pocatello

Pocatello ©
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Bannock County Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Clean, then stop by Poky Popcorn Shop, and finally experience rural life at Swore Farms.

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Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Pocatello takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Pocatello are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums Shopping
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Museum of Clean ©
Museum of Clean
Swore Farms ©
Swore Farms
Bannock County Historical Museum ©
Bannock County Historical Museum

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem) and St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Mount Angel). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portland holiday maker.

Explore your travel options from Pocatello to Portland with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pocatello in May since evenings lows in Portland dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Schreiner's Iris Gardens, St. Mary's Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Schreiner's Iris Gardens ©
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

4
nights
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Cracker Lake Hike, stroll through Avalanche Lake, and admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip site.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Glacier National Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Granite Park Trail ©
Granite Park Trail
Grinnell Lake Trail ©
Grinnell Lake Trail

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Washington DC in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are much warmer (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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