16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12 h 30 min
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
drive:  2 h
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
drive:  4 h
6
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Holy Terror Mini Golf, then examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, and finally stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip maker tool.

Newark to Keystone is an approximately 8- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Holy Terror Mini Golf ©
Holy Terror Mini Golf
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
National Presidential Wax Museum ©
National Presidential Wax Museum

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 25th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls, then explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip site.

Getting from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Keystone in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along Grinnell Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, then trek along Cracker Lake Hike, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Grinnell Lake Trail ©
Grinnell Lake Trail
Cracker Lake Hike ©
Cracker Lake Hike

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and LeMay - America's Car Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Museum of Flight and Museum of History & Industry. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Tacoma to see Owen Beach about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park
The star attraction of Mt.
For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 49°F. You'll set off for Portland on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

4
nights
Portland

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Oneonta Gorge and Oregon Historical Society. Visiting Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge and Hoyt Arboretum will get you outdoors. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to The Historic Carousel and Museum (in Albany), Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Domaine Serene, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill), and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portland day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dayton, The Historic Carousel and Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Oneonta Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Domaine Serene ©
Domaine Serene
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge ©
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

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