18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
4
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
5
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Fly to San Francisco International Airport
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
7
West Glacier
— 1 night
Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
9
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. Get in touch with nature at Jenny Lake Trail and String Lake. The adventure continues: trek along Taggart Lake, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary site.

Warsaw, Poland to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Warsaw in June, Grand Teton National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, stroll through North Rim Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Monument Geyser Basin, and hike along Inspiration Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Yellowstone River, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner tour itinerary site.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hike along Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Sky Resort, then play a few rounds at Big Sky Golf Course, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Big Sky day trip website.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Sky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June in Big Sky, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stanley day trip planning website.

You can drive from Big Sky to Stanley in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. June in Stanley sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Stanley

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Slide Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and finally trek along Lands End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Stanley to San Francisco with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Stanley in June since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier

— 1 night
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, and then explore the activities along Hidden Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the West Glacier vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to West Glacier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to West Glacier is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in West Glacier when traveling from San Francisco in June, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Ocean to Bay Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from West Glacier to Newport in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from West Glacier in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Newport, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, stroll through Haystack Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Getting from Newport to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls, walk around Railroad Community Park, then examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Park. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, then examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and then kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning website.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Seattle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

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.