26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  11​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit and then trek along Snoqualmie Falls. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online trip maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia River Maritime Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Astoria journey planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Astoria in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Astoria hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

3
nights
Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Family-friendly places like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Rock State Wayside and Prehistoric. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio (in Lincoln City) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Astoria in August; daily highs in Newport reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Yachats coastline, Seal Rock State Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

5
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Iceberg Lake Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Highline Trail and Glacier Distilling Company. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Newport to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Newport to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newport in August, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glacier Distilling Company, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Zion Shuttle and Hidden Canyon. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. August in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Indigeny Reserve and then try to win big at Black Oak Casino Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in August, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 32°C and lows at 7°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sonora
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

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 1st (Sat): hike along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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