20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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20 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Sandpoint
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Saskatoon

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night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach, and then make a trip to Whitefish Depot.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Whitefish road trip planning app .

Saskatoon, Canada to Whitefish is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Saskatoon, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Whitefish, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sandpoint.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
City Beach ©
City Beach

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Sandpoint

Sandpoint ©
Sandpoint is the largest town in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore by horseback at Mountain Horse Adventures, hike along McKinnick Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sandpoint City Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandpoint route maker .

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Sandpoint takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Whitefish to Sandpoint. In July, daily temperatures in Sandpoint can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Sandpoint

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mountain Horse Adventures ©
Mountain Horse Adventures

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 16th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at The Art Spirit Gallery, look for gifts at KnitKnit, then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and finally explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sandpoint to Coeur d'Alene in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Coeur d'Alene can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
The Art Spirit Gallery ©
The Art Spirit Gallery

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 17th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and then stroll through Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, get a taste of the local shopping with Icefire Glassworks, then look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with White Bird Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to Cannon Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Coeur d'Alene, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Icefire Glassworks ©
Icefire Glassworks

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nights
Newport

Newport ©
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 19th (Fri): hike along Ocean to Bay Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, immerse yourself in nature at Smelt Sands State Park, then kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Roads End State Recreation Site.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: high temperatures in Newport hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Smelt Sands State Park, Roads End State Recreation Site, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Cape Foulweather ©
Cape Foulweather
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 21st (Sun), cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures, examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Sweet Creek Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Oregon Coast Hwy, Sweet Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

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nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Whiskey Run Beach, then view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery, then kick back and relax at Coquille Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari, then look for gifts at Misty Meadows Jams, then trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and finally kick back and relax at Bastendorff Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandon planning tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Bandon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Charleston
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
West Coast Game Park Safari ©
West Coast Game Park Safari
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Big Tree, then hike along California Coastal Trail, and then hike along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip planner .

Drive from Bandon to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Tree
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mystic Falls Trail and Lower Geyser Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Gibbon Falls and Castle Geyser. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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