28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h
5
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Crow Agency
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
10
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to B&B Family Farm (in Sequim), 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma) and Olympic National Park (Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Mount Ellinor, & more). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail, then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, and then admire the landmark architecture of Carson Mansion.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Eureka trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to Eureka by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Eureka, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Carson Mansion ©
Carson Mansion

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: National Automobile Museum (in Reno), Food Tours (in San Francisco) and Nevada State Museum (in Carson City). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe visit planning site .

You can drive from Eureka to South Lake Tahoe in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eureka in September, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nevada State Museum, Emerald Bay State Park, Genoa Cemetery, Food Tours, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Food Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

1
day
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 21st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then don't miss a visit to Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Custer travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Custer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Custer to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

2
nights
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 24th (Thu), cruise along Loop Road and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Custer to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in September, you will find days in Badlands National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Crow Agency.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

1
night
Crow Agency

Crow Agency ©
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Crow Agency trip planner .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Crow Agency by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Badlands National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Crow Agency: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Custer Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

3
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.
Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Crow Agency to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Crow Agency in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton, and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

4
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, hike along Highline Trail, and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park visit site .

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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