38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Olympia
— 3 nights
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
3
Ellensburg
— 5 nights
4
Spokane
— 6 nights
5
Lewistown
— 1 night
6
Mobridge
— 1 night
7
Valentine
— 3 nights
8
Lawrence
— 5 nights
9
Bellevue
— 4 nights

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Get outdoors at Tumwater Falls Park and Wolf Haven International. Explore Olympia's surroundings by going to Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Union Station, &more), Maury Island Marine Park (in Vashon) and Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and gain insight at Nisqually Reach Nature Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Olympia tour itinerary planning tool.

Seattle to Olympia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Olympia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Tacoma, Tumwater Falls Park, Maury Island Marine Park, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Wolf Haven International
Highlights from your plan
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails
Lake Wilderness Arboretum ©
Lake Wilderness Arboretum

6
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rainier and Comet Falls. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, stroll through Burroughs Mountain Trail, and take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park journey planner.

Getting from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Adams Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

5
nights
Ellensburg

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Apple Capital Loop Trail and Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest. Explore Ellensburg's surroundings by going to Issaquah (Duthie Hill Park & Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery), Frenchman Coulee (in Quincy) and Seattle (Chihuly Garden and Glass, Fremont Troll, &more). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Gard Vintners and tour the pleasant surroundings at Umtanum Canyon Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ellensburg travel planning site.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Ellensburg with the Route module. In November, Ellensburg is slightly colder than Mount Rainier National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Ellensburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Seattle, Issaquah, Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, Apple Capital Loop Trail, Frenchman Coulee
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery ©
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
Frenchman Coulee ©
Frenchman Coulee

6
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Visiting Centennial Trail and Tubbs Hill Nature Trails will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge (in Cheney), Deer Park Road (in Olympic National Park) and Coeur d'Alene (North Idaho Centennial Trail, Coeur d'Alene Lake, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at English Point Recreation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Treaty Rock Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip website.

Drive from Ellensburg to Spokane in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lewistown.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Wallace, Emerald Creek Garnet Area, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge ©
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

1
night
Lewistown

Lewistown ©
Lewistown is a city in and the county seat of Fergus County, Montana, United States. On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Bear Gulch Pictographs and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Central Montana Historical Museum, stroll around Ackley Lake State Park, and then get a taste of life in the country at Hutterite King Colony Ranch.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lewistown travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Spokane to Lewistown takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Lewistown. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Spokane in December since evenings lows in Lewistown dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mobridge.

Things to do in Lewistown

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, Ackley Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range ©
Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range
Ackley Lake State Park ©
Ackley Lake State Park
Central Montana Historical Museum ©
Central Montana Historical Museum

1
night
Mobridge

Mobridge ©
Mobridge is a city in Walworth County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bulls Grave and then learn more about the world around you at Klein Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobridge holiday planner.

You can drive from Lewistown to Mobridge in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lewistown to Mobridge. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Valentine.

Things to do in Mobridge

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Klein Museum ©
Klein Museum
Sitting Bulls Grave ©
Sitting Bulls Grave

3
nights
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Niobrara National Scenic River and Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge. There's much more to do: hike along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, identify plant and animal life at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, snap pictures at Bryan Bridge, and tee off at The Prairie Club.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Valentine vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mobridge to Valentine takes 4 hours. Traveling from Mobridge in December, you will find days in Valentine are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lawrence.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge ©
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge
Niobrara National Scenic River ©
Niobrara National Scenic River
Smith Falls State Park ©
Smith Falls State Park

5
nights
Lawrence

Lawrence ©
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Step out of the city life by going to Konza Prairie Research Natural Area and Prairie Park Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lawrence: Evel Knievel Museum (in Topeka), Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard (in Paxico) and Parkville Nature Sanctuary (in Parkville). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, immerse yourself in nature at Tuttle Creek State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Ford State Fishing Area, and delve into the lush surroundings at Forest Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lawrence itinerary builder.

Getting from Valentine to Lawrence by car takes about 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Valentine in December, with highs in Lawrence at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bellevue.

Things to do in Lawrence

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Manhattan, Junction City, Evel Knievel Museum, Heritage Park, Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Parkville Nature Sanctuary ©
Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery ©
Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery

4
nights
Bellevue

Bellevue ©
French for "beautiful view," Bellevue consistently ranks as one of the country’s best cities to live in.
Get in touch with nature at Mercer Slough Nature Park and Brightwater Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellevue: Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah), West Hybloes Wetlands Park (in Federal Way) and Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area (in North Bend). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bellevue Square, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Loop Highway, don't miss a visit to artEAST, and head outdoors with Brackett's Landing North.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bellevue day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Lawrence to Bellevue with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Lawrence to Bellevue is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Lawrence in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Bellevue. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bellevue

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Issaquah, Mountain Loop Highway, West Hybloes Wetlands Park, Hindu Temple & Cultural Center, Brightwater Center
Highlights from your plan
Duthie Hill Park ©
Duthie Hill Park
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery ©
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park

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