20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Clemente
Drive:  10​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
McCall
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: San Clemente

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

San Clemente to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Clemente to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Clemente in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

2
nights
Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 12th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Bear World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): meet the residents at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Idaho, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hell's Half Acre.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Idaho Falls trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, things will get slightly colder in Idaho Falls: highs are around 86°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone Bear World
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Bear World ©
Yellowstone Bear World
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park ©
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park
Hell's Half Acre Lava Field ©
Hell's Half Acre Lava Field

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson
The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jackson vacation planner.

Getting from Idaho Falls to Jackson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Idaho Falls in August, expect Jackson to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 43°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Jackson in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 71°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Hidden Lake, trek along Avalanche Lake, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Glacier National Park at 84°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

West Glacier
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

3
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, then explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the architecture and history at Old Mission State Park, take in the history at Cataldo Mission, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene travel planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Coeur d'Alene dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cataldo Mission, Old Mission State Park
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail

2
nights
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hells Canyon Raft. Get outdoors at Payette Lake and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park and enjoy some diversion at Manchester Ice Rink and Events Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the McCall custom trip planner.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to McCall in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in McCall, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Hells Canyon Raft ©
Hells Canyon Raft

1
night
Boise

Boise
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Boise trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from McCall to Boise in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from McCall in August; daily highs in Boise reach 91°F and lows reach 62°F. You'll set off for Twin Falls on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Tours

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Vernal Fall, Nature Center at Happy Isles, & more) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Boise to Mammoth Lakes in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Mammoth Lakes due to the time zone difference. In August, Mammoth Lakes is a bit cooler than Boise - with highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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