22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 1 day
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park), Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade) and Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs). There's more to do: go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour and see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Denver is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Denver, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass.

Discover how to plan a Rocky Mountain National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In August in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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Badlands National Park

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall and then explore and take pictures at Loop Road.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Badlands National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 18th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, expect Grand Teton National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Firehole River, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 26th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 27th (Fri), hike along Blue Lake Trai and then take in the awesome beauty at Washington Pass.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read North Cascades National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Glacier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in North Cascades National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, and finally hike along Skyline Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park road trip site.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In August in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Helens.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Saint Helens

St. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Historic Courthouse Museum, get interesting insight from Fish the West With Mike West, then sample the fine beverages at Ye Ol' Grog Distillery, and finally stroll around Columbia View Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Helens trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Saint Helens with the Route module. In August in Saint Helens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Saint Helens

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and then explore the activities along Hoh River. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurricane Ridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Helens to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Saint Helens in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Seattle

Emerald City

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 1st (Wed): stop by Lion Heart Book Store, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally walk around Olympic Sculpture Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.