23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Edinburgh

3
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.
Head to Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay Book Companyfor some retail therapy. Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the landmark architecture of King Street Station, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday app .

Edinburgh, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in June, with highs in Seattle at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Clear Creek Distillery, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portland itinerary planner .

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 30th (Sun), hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise, then steep yourself in history at Minidoka Internment, then explore the stunning scenery at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hagerman State Fish Hatchery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Twin Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Twin Falls hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hagerman
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise ©
Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise

1
night
Dillon

Dillon
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Dillon planner .

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Dillon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Twin Falls in July, expect Dillon to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 11°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dillon to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Dillon in July, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then wander the streets of Park City Main Street Historic District, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Park City Main Street Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

3
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Long House and Balcony House will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Petroglyph Point Hike, cruise along Ruins Road, make a trip to Park Point, and delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect Mesa Verde National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Oklahoma City on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, contemplate the long history of National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then wander the streets of Bricktown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City, admire the masterpieces at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City travel website .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. In July in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with SiNaCa Studio School of Glass and Gallery, then take a stroll through Sundance Square, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): stop by Southlake Town Square and then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner .

Drive from Oklahoma City to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dallas, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Southlake Town Square, A. W. Perry Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

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