34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Spokane
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Spokane
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Gig Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Cascade Locks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Riverside
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
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Houston
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
11
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Keystone
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Spokane

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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, trek along North Idaho Centennial Trail, and then make a trip to St. John's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Spokane. In June, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Gig Harbor.

Things to do in Spokane

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes

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Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor ©
Gig Harbor is the name of both a bay on Puget Sound and a city on its shore in Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ellinor. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gig Harbor online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Spokane to Gig Harbor. When traveling from Spokane in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gig Harbor: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Gig Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Olympia, Mount Ellinor, Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©

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Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then admire the sheer force of Punchbowl Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek State Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cascade Locks day trip website .

You can drive from Gig Harbor to Cascade Locks in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cascade Locks can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

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Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then ride a horse along Ramona Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Timberline Lodge trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cascade Locks to Timberline Lodge takes 1.5 hours. In June in Timberline Lodge, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Trails Parks

Side Trip

Ramona Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak, hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then trek along Sun Notch Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Timberline Lodge to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Timberline Lodge in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello di Amorosa and Filbert Steps. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Lincoln Park, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Riverside.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Whitewater Preserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Riverside road trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Riverside in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Riverside: highs are around 90°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Riverside

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whitewater Preserve ©
Whitewater Preserve

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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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Yavapai Point. On the 14th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: get great views at Mather Point and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Riverside to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riverside to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Riverside in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Houston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Houston in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, Houston is much hotter at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then wander the streets of Royal Street, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planner.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 83°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 21st (Fri), find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and then make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Orlando attractions planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Room Escape Games

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Let the collections at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Newseum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arlington National Cemetery and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire all the interesting features of National Mall, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. On the next day, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and then stroll through Whihala Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Whihala Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Wind Cave National Park. Get outdoors at Custer State Park and Iron Mountain Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, & more). It doesn't end there: get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Keystone trip maker app .

Getting from Chicago to Keystone by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Keystone at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

Plan my day in Yellowstone National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Keystone - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin