16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— Few hours
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Portland
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, then stroll through Skyline Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Narada Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, then stroll through Naches Peak Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Paradise Loop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary tool.

Washington DC to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Mount Rainier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Mount Rainier National Park to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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Seattle

Seattle

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 ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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Portland

Portland ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center (in Cascade Locks). The adventure continues: race across the water with Willamette Jetboat Excursions, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, and walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Willamette Jetboat Excursions ©
Willamette Jetboat Excursions
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Battery Spencer, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and finally appreciate the history behind Coit Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit cooler in Redwood National Park: highs are around 64°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

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 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, then don't miss a visit to Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 92°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

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 12th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, then take a tour by water with National Park Float Trips, then take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Park Float Trips ©
National Park Float Trips
Jackson Lake ©
Jackson Lake
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
On the 13th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains, then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helena route builder app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Helena takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Helena at 86°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park visit planning tool.

Drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Traveling from Helena in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip site.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with lows around 61°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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