31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Kelso
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 5 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Seattle

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Kelso — 3 nights

Kelso is a city in southwest Washington State, United States, and is the county seat of Cowlitz County. Family-friendly places like Mount St. Helens and Johnston Ridge Observatory will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Ape Cave and Wolf Haven International. When in Kelso, make a side trip to see Tumwater Falls Park in Tumwater, approximately Tumwater away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sacajawea Park and take an in-depth tour of Cowlitz County Historical Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kelso trip website.

Seattle to Kelso is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September in Kelso, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park — 5 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Dr and Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint. Explore hidden gems such as Cleetwood Cove Trail and Toketee Falls. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Wizard Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Overlook Hike, hike along Watchman Peak, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott.

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Drive from Kelso to Crater Lake National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Kelso in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 53°F at night. You'll set off for Redwood National Park on the 18th (Sat).
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Redwood National Park — 2 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park online journey maker.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 50°F at night. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 20th (Mon).
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Lone Star Geyser. Escape the urban bustle at Biscuit Basin and Castle Geyser. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, trek along Monument Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Arches National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Arches National Park — 6 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Windows and Fiery Furnace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Double Arch and Park Avenue Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead, hike along Landscape Arch, and take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Arches National Park to be warmer, temps between 84°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park — 8 nights

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 South Kaibab Trail and Hermit's Rest. Step off the beaten path and head to Hopi Point and Yaki Point. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, hike along Hermit Trail, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.