16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Hood River
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 1 night
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland day trip planner.

Saint Louis to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 41°F in Portland. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get impressive views of Mount Hood, then take in the exciting artwork at Art on Oak, and then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hood River online tour builder.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, then explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip maker site.

You can fly from Hood River to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hood River to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Hood River in March, things will get little chillier in Glacier National Park: highs are around 46°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On your second day here, trek along Jenny Lake Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bridger Teton National Forest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online trip builder.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in March: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 39°F and lows are around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Bridge Bay Marina, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, hike along Observation Point Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°F in Yellowstone National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 23rd (Mon), appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Custer trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, expect Custer to be somewhat warmer, temps between 46°F and 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Badlands National Park

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, cruise along Loop Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Custer to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Custer in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.