16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
End: Glacier National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Bruce Lee Grave Site ©
Bruce Lee Grave Site

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): walk around Laurelhurst Park, take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, stop by Powell's City of Books, then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Portland, and finally hike along Forest Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Portland sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch and then trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with KJ Water Sports, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Art Spirit Gallery, and then grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Coeur d'Alene takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July in Coeur d'Alene, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Butte.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Spirit Gallery ©
The Art Spirit Gallery
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

1
night
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), get great views at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, and then contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Butte trip tool .

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to Butte in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Butte. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives ©
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens ©

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park visit planning app .

Explore your travel options from Butte to Grand Teton National Park with the Route module. July in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Firehole Canyon Drive. Get outdoors at Gibbon Falls and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, & more). It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone sightseeing planner .

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July since evenings lows in West Yellowstone dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, and then admire the landmark architecture of Original Governor's Mansion. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Helena National Forest.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helena trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Helena: highs are around 37°C and lows about 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Original Governor's Mansion ©
Original Governor's Mansion

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 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. On the next day, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Helena to Glacier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Helena in July, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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