18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Portland
Drive
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Walla Walla
— 1 night
Drive
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Missoula
— 1 night
Drive
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Seeley Lake
— 2 nights
Drive
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Island Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Driggs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Tahoe City
— 3 nights

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Portland

City of Roses

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.
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Walla Walla

— 1 night
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at D'Olivo Tasting Bar, then get engrossed in the history at Whitman Mission, and then play a few rounds at Wine Valley Golf Course.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Walla Walla day trip planning app.

Getting from Portland to Walla Walla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, Walla Walla is somewhat warmer than Portland - with highs of 93°F and lows of 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Missoula.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Outdoors · Museums · Golf · Shopping

Missoula

— 1 night
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Missoula trip maker app.

You can fly from Walla Walla to Missoula in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Walla Walla to Missoula is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Walla Walla in July: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 88°F and lows are around 53°F. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Seeley Lake.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Seeley Lake

— 2 nights
Seeley Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Missoula County, Montana, United States. On the 28th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Salmon Lake State Park and then play a few rounds at Double Arrow Golf Course. Keep things going the next day: trek along Seeley Lake Nordic Trails and then stroll through Morrell Falls National Recreation Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seeley Lake day trip planning website.

Getting from Missoula to Seeley Lake by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Island Park.

Things to do in Seeley Lake

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Island Park

— 1 night
Island Park is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll around Harriman State Park and then head outdoors with Island Park Adventures, LLC. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Big Springs, make a trip to Johnny Sack Cabin, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Pinecone Playhouse at Mack's Inn Resort.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Island Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Seeley Lake to Island Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seeley Lake in July, with highs in Island Park at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Island Park

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, get great views at Lookout Point, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Island Park to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, and finally take a tour by water with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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 5th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

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Drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Driggs.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Driggs

— 2 nights
Driggs is a city in Teton County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Peaked sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Falls, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rexburg Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Driggs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Driggs takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Driggs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City vacation planner.

You can drive from Driggs to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Driggs in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 92°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Tahoe City

— 3 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Sand Harbor in Incline Village (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Falls Trail, take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista, stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tahoe City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Tahoe City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Tahoe City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect nights in Tahoe City to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.