21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Spearfish
Drive:  11​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
drive:  6​h
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  7​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
drive:  4​h
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cody

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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.
Step out of Salt Lake City to go to Park City and see Deer Valley Resort, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, explore and take pictures at Temple Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip planning tool .

Spearfish to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Spearfish in June, with highs in Salt Lake City at 89°F and lows at 62°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. June in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then make a trip to Washburn Point, and finally get great views at Tunnel View. Keep things going the next day: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planner.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Portland

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.
Step out of Portland with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, walk around Kerry Park, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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. Coeur d'Alene is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, get a taste of the local shopping with The Art Spirit Gallery, stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

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Traveling by car from Seattle to Coeur d'Alene takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coeur d'Alene, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Q'emiln Park
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail