15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ashland
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In May, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. May in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): walk around Camel's Back Park, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then stroll through Boise River Greenbelt.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Boise vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Boise in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in May; daily highs in Boise reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Boise to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ashland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Ashland

— 1 night
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then walk around Lithia Park, and then explore the activities along Rogue River.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ashland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Ashland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Ashland are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

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 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ashland to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ashland in May, plan for little chillier days in Portland, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Seattle

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally walk around Discovery Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.