16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

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, admire all the interesting features of 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.

For ratings, photos, maps, 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 catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
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. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

Drive from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Keystone in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Glacier National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Fishercap Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, then hike along Cracker Lake Hike, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park holiday builder app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Museum-lovers will get to explore LeMay - America's Car Museum and Museum of History & Industry. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Tacoma to see Owen Beach about 1 hour 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.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 11.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. 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 travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. 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 · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Portland

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Oneonta Gorge and Willamette Valley. Visiting Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge and Sokol Blosser Winery will get you outdoors. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Dayton (Archery Summit Winery & Domaine Serene), Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner) and The Historic Carousel and Museum (in Albany). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, examine the collection at Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Northwest (Nob Hill).

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Drive from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portland, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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United States travel guide

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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.