25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Portland
— 5 nights
Drive:  17​h 15​min
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
9
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Omaha

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 11th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market and then meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Boys Town and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Omaha travel planner.

Sioux City to Omaha is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Boys Town, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cherry Creek State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Getting from Omaha to Denver by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Omaha to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Omaha in February: highs in Denver hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Union Station ©
Union Station

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Maricopa Point. Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and stop by Hopi House.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Castello di Amorosa and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sacramento (Old Sacramento & California State Railroad Museum). There's much more to do: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Hug Point State Recreation Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Flavel House Museum (in Astoria), Icefire Glassworks (in Cannon Beach) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planning website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 51°F and 38°F. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Manzanita Beach, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 27th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon and then get engrossed in the history at Maynard Dixon Living History Museum. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Court of the Patriarchs.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Zion National Park. When traveling from Portland in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Maynard Dixon Living History Museum ©
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Wheeler Historic Farm and then hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then make a trip to Temple Square, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City holiday website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in February, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are little chillier, around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, and then take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in March, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 36°F and lows about 10°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center ©
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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night
Badlands National Park

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 5th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, learn about all things military at Launch Control Facility Delta-01, then explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally trek along Castle Trail. Keep things going the next day: hike along Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, then hike along Saddle Pass Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, Badlands National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 52°F and lows of 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Philip, Delta-09 Missile Silo
Highlights from your plan
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead ©
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead

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