19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bakersfield
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  13 h 15 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
6
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  11 h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h
End: Bakersfield

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 23rd (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Sacramento Zoo and then have some family-friendly fun at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sacramento day trip site.

Bakersfield to Sacramento is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bakersfield in May, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Sacramento. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room ©
Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room

2
nights
Portland

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): head outdoors with Portland Timbers, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland online road trip planner.

You can fly from Sacramento to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sacramento in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ©
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle route planning site.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Keystone vacation planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Keystone at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Cave of the Winds Mountain Park (in Manitou Springs) and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (in Colorado Springs). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, look for gifts at Dardano's Shoes, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Keystone in June, things will get a bit warmer in Denver: highs are around 83°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Littleton Museum
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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