18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Bend
— 5 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Bend — 5 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
High Desert Museum and Dee Wright Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Homestead Village Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Rock State Natural Area (in Fort Rock) and Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery (in Camp Sherman). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Sunriver Nature Center, explore the activities along Todd Lake, tee off at Widgi Creek Golf Club, and take an in-depth tour of Des Chutes Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bend road trip planner.

Raleigh to Bend is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Raleigh to Bend, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in June, expect nights in Bend to be much colder, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Portland.
Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Portland — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Sun), walk around Laurelhurst Park, take a stroll through Alberta Street, then learn more about the world around you at Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bend in June since evenings lows in Portland dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks
Side Trip

Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Hoh River and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park holiday builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Olympic National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Portland in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 34°F in Yellowstone National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Denver.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Denver — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 25th (Sat), get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, examine the collection at Cussler Museum, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at History Colorado Center, and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are much hotter (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Memphis — 2 nights

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and then take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Peabody Place Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Denver to Memphis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in June: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 89°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.
Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville — 1 night

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip app.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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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.