17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Alta
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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.
Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, wander the streets of Bellevue Square, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle planner .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in May: highs in Seattle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Piegan Pass. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park route builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in May, Glacier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, then play a few rounds at Circling Raven Golf Club, and then look for gifts at KnitKnit.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene driving holiday planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Coeur d'Alene, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trip

Circling Raven Golf Club
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Circling Raven Golf Club ©
Circling Raven Golf Club
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
KnitKnit ©
KnitKnit

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Coeur d'Alene to West Yellowstone is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in May: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 57°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washburn and Hayden Valley. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

4
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at String Lake.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alta trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Alta with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Alta reach 73°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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