26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Escalante
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
10
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
11
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
12
Thermopolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
Bozeman
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Spokane
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Portland


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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Artists Gallery Sunriver, and finally explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rocks. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, then wander the streets of City of Sisters, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cascade Street Distillery.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend trip planner .

Portland to Bend is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 45°F. You will leave for Boise on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sisters, Smith Rock State Park, Artists Gallery Sunriver
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

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Boise

Boise
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boise driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Bend to Boise by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bend to Boise due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bend in June, with highs in Boise at 85°F and lows at 57°F. You'll set off for Salt Lake City on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Tours

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night
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.
For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City attractions site .

Getting from Boise to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Capitol Reef National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you will find days in Capitol Reef National Park are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are cooler (40°F). On the 21st (Sun), you're off toEscalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

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Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 21st (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Escalante route tool .

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Nature
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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park ©

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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Escalante to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Escalante in June, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 50°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 42°F. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toMoab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
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Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Balanced Rock Trail. Do your shopping at Gallery Moab LCA and Gearheads Outdoor Store. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Denver.
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Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch

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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.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder site .

Getting from Arches National Park to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 83°F and lows about 55°F. You'll set off for Deadwood on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Deadwood takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in June, you will find days in Deadwood are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). You will leave for Thermopolis on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Adams House ©
Adams House
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

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nights
Thermopolis

Thermopolis ©
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs State Park.

Plan a trip to Thermopolis easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Deadwood to Thermopolis by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Deadwood in July, plan for slightly colder days in Thermopolis, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. You'll set off for Bozeman on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hot Springs State Park ©
Hot Springs State Park
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site ©
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Visiting Lamar Valley and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Museum of the Rockies and Downtown Bozeman. It doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman online holiday planner .

Drive from Thermopolis to Bozeman in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Thermopolis in July, expect nights in Bozeman to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. You will leave for Missoula on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Lamar Valley, Horseback Riding Tours
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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Horseback Riding Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Missoula route app .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Missoula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites
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Garnet Ghost Town ©
Garnet Ghost Town

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Spokane

Spokane
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Spokane trip tool .

Traveling by car from Missoula to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Missoula to Spokane. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Spokane when traveling from Missoula in July, with lows around 60°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Nature

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