16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Burns
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pierre
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
End: Portland

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Burns

Burns
Burns is a city in and the county seat of Harney County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): trek along Flatiron Rock Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Burns online sightseeing planner .

Portland to Burns is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Burns, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 48°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Burns

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Flatiron Rock Trail

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nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Zoo Boise, then look for gifts at Cinder Wines, then hike along Boise River Greenbelt, and finally appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boise online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Burns to Boise takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Burns to Boise. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Boise when traveling from Burns in July, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cinder Wines
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Zoo Boise ©
Zoo Boise
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Boise to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Boise in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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 11th (Sat): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally trek along Presidential Trail. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road and then find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pierre.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

2
nights
Pierre

Pierre ©
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. Family-friendly places like South Dakota State Historical Society Museum and South Dakota Discovery Center will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pierre: Murdo (South Dakota's Original 1880 Town & Pioneer Auto Museum). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at State Capitol, browse the exhibits of Cultural Heritage Center, admire the local landmark of Flaming Fountain, and pause for some photo ops at Trail of Governors.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pierre trip planning website .

You can drive from Keystone to Pierre in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Keystone to Pierre, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in July: high temperatures in Pierre hover around 88°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Pierre

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Murdo
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Pioneer Auto Museum ©
Pioneer Auto Museum
South Dakota Discovery Center ©
South Dakota Discovery Center

2
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Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots, examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Boy Steam Engine.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cheyenne travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Pierre to Cheyenne with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pierre to Cheyenne. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cheyenne when traveling from Pierre in July, with lows around 56°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Cheyenne to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bryce Canyon National Park when traveling from Cheyenne in July, with lows around 48°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along South Kaibab Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route app .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 21st (Tue), stop by Grass Roots Natural Foods.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to South Lake Tahoe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in South Lake Tahoe. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grass Roots Natural Foods ©
Grass Roots Natural Foods

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