22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Spokane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weed
— 1 night
Drive to Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport, Fly to Portland International Airport
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Monument Geyser Basin, cruise along Grand Loop Road, trek along Observation Point Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Logan Pass and Iceberg Lake Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Avalanche Lake and Swiftcurrent Falls. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake McDonald, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Cracker Lake Hike, and get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Spokane

— 3 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Visiting Coeur d'Alene Lake and Sandpoint City Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and Manito Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Spokane: North Idaho Centennial Trail (in Coeur d'Alene) and Bonner County History Museum (in Sandpoint). There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Centennial Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Cat Tales Zoological Park, and don't miss a visit to Treaty Rock Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Spokane day trip planning app.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Spokane by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Spokane. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Spokane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then explore the galleries of California State Capitol Museum, and finally stroll through Stevens Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Auburn, then examine the collection at Old Sacramento Waterfront, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Sacramento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sacramento are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sacramento in August, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 32°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Weed.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Weed

— 1 night
Weed is a city located in Siskiyou County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Shasta-Trinity National Forest and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Shasta.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Weed trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Weed in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August: high temperatures in Weed hover around 37°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Weed

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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.
On the 19th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Willamette Valley, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and then hike along Forest Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Weed to Portland with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Weed in August, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 20th (Fri), trek along Skyline Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park tour planner.

You can fly from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 1 night

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 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
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.