18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seaside
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Fly
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will enjoy Bright Angel Trail and Lipan Point. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton National Park (Potholes Turnout & Grand Teton). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, trek along Trout Lake Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Calcite Springs Overlook.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park journey planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Seaside.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Seaside

Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park and then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seaside Aquarium, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seaside travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seaside by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seaside, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Seaside. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Hatfield Marine Science Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park, then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Newport online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Seaside to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seaside in June, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

1
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Florence

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures, and finally kick back and relax at Heceta Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 28th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, and then take an in-depth tour of Pawnseum. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Cosmos Mystery Area, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Florence to Rapid City in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Rapid City is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Florence in June: highs in Rapid City hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.2
State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.