21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Welches
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Monument Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Yellowstone Institute.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online tour planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Yellowstone National Park is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -9°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Fairy Falls ©
Fairy Falls
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Second Beach Trail. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, trek along Ozette Loop Hike, and cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Olympic National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Olympic National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Olympic National Park at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Quinault Big Spruce Tree
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Alki Beach and Woodland Park Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip website .

Fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

few
hours
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Welches.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

1
night
Welches

Welches ©
Welches is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Mountain Sports, then delve into the lush surroundings at Wildwood Recreation Site, and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Welches journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Welches. In May in Welches, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Welches

Nature Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trip

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site
Mountain Sports ©
Mountain Sports

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Multnomah Falls and Forest Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade. Venture out of the city with trips to Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland attractions planner.

Drive from Welches to Portland in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Welches in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Sokol Blosser Winery, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along McDonald Creek, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Portland in May, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Baring Falls ©
Baring Falls

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