18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle route maker tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Olympic National Park — 3 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 72°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, explore the activities along Firehole River, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Grand Teton National Park — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 15th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.