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
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 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

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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): admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planner.

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. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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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

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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): stroll around Laurelhurst Park, get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then stop by Powell's City of Books, then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Portland, and finally stroll through Forest Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planning app .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. 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
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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society

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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 Parks Trails
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North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
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), take some stellar pictures from Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, get your bearings at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, and then contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Butte itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Butte takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Butte is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July since evenings lows in Butte dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Butte

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker app .

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

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, and then admire the striking features of Original Governor's Mansion. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Helena National Forest.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helena trip planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, expect Helena to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature 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

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip website .

Drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 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 a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for 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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