16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Coeur d'Alene.
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Coeur d'Alene — 2 nights

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Triple Play Family Fun Park, then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Keep things going the next day: stroll around McEuen Park, stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, and then grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene day trip planning website.

You can fly from Seattle to Coeur d'Alene in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, Coeur d'Alene is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 3 nights

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary website.

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Missoula.
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Missoula — 2 nights

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. On the 30th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, then learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and finally stroll around Caras Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bison Range and then see a world frozen in time at Garnet Ghost Town.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

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.
Explore Grand Teton National Park's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Old Faithful & Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone). Spend the 3rd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in breathtaking views at Death Canyon, trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Drive from Missoula to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from Missoula in October, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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