27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
North Cascades National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Zurich

6
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rialto Beach and Third Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Merriman Falls (in Quinault), John's Beachcombing Museum (in Forks) and Port Angeles (Swain's General Store & Harbinger Winery). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness Recreation Area, ride a horse along Olympic Discovery Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park day trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Olympic National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Port Angeles, Third Beach, Dungeness Recreation Area, John's Beachcombing Museum, Olympic Discovery Trail
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

2
nights
North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at North Cascades National Park, explore and take pictures at N Cascades Hwy, and then hike along Artist Point. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Cutthroat Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, and then admire the engineering at Diablo Dam.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read North Cascades National Park visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park. May in North Cascades National Park sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Artist Point
Highlights from your plan
Washington Pass ©
Washington Pass
N Cascades Hwy ©
N Cascades Hwy
North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Whatcom Falls Park. Escape the urban bustle at Bloedel Reserve and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Mark Ryan Winery (in Woodinville), Fairhaven Historic District (in Bellingham) and Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll around Washington Park Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from North Cascades National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellingham, Snoqualmie Falls, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Bloedel Reserve, Mark Ryan Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

5
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake. Take a break from the city and head to 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. Step out of Grand Teton National Park to go to Driggs and see Grand Teton Distillery, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Death Canyon, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and take a peaceful walk through Targhee National Forest.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
String Lake ©
String Lake

8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Yellowstone National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: West Yellowstone (Fishing Charters & Tours & Two Top). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mud Volcano, explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and cruise along Beartooth Hwy.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Chief Joseph Hwy, Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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