19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Glacier National Park
— 1 day
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Gold Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Drive to Shoshone
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Shoshone
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Toledo Express Airport, Drive to Carey
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Carey
— 1 night
Drive to Toledo Express Airport, Fly to Denver

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Glacier National Park

— 1 day

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online vacation planner.

Denver to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Denver in May since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
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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 18th (Tue): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then stroll around Discovery Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Outdoors

Olympic National Park

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park holiday builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Portland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Gold Beach

— 1 night
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. On the 23rd (Sun), stroll through Lone Ranch Beach, then take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, and then step aboard The Mary D Hume.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Beach travel route planner.

You can drive from Portland to Gold Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland in May, you will find days in Gold Beach are slightly colder (63°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gold Beach to Redwood National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Redwood National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Redwood National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Olympic Valley

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic Valley travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley. In May in Olympic Valley, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Shoshone

— 1 night
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Black Magic Canyon and then Head underground at Shoshone Ice Caves.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shoshone day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic Valley to Shoshone. The time zone difference when traveling from Olympic Valley to Shoshone is 1 hour. Traveling from Olympic Valley in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Shoshone: highs are around 70°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Shoshone

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Getting from Shoshone to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Shoshone in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 2nd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carey.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Carey

— 1 night
Carey is a village in Wyandot County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carey road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Carey. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Carey is 2 hours. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Carey, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 62°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carey

Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.