38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Olympia
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ellensburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Spokane
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Lewistown
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
Mobridge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Valentine
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Lawrence
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Bellevue
— 4 nights
bus:  30​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area and Lake Wilderness Arboretum. Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Union Station, & more) and Maury Island Marine Park (in Vashon). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually Reach Nature Center.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olympia visit planning website .

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, Olympia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Tacoma, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Tumwater Falls Park, Wolf Haven International, Maury Island Marine Park
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.
Get in touch with nature at Skyline Trail and Burroughs Mountain Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, get outside with Reflection Lakes, appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, and admire the sheer force of Narada Falls.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Ellensburg

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Duthie Hill Park and Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Seattle (Chihuly Garden and Glass, Fremont Troll, & more), Apple Capital Loop Trail (in Wenatchee) and Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (in Issaquah). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Frenchman Coulee, look for all kinds of wild species at Umtanum Canyon Trail, and do a tasting at Gard Vintners.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ellensburg trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Ellensburg. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in November, things will get little chillier in Ellensburg: highs are around 47°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Ellensburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Step out of the city life by going to Centennial Trail and Deer Park Road. Get out of town with these interesting Spokane side-trips: Old Mission State Park (in Cataldo), Coeur d'Alene (Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, North Idaho Centennial Trail, & more) and Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge (in Cheney). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Lookout Pass, take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, don't miss a visit to St. John's Cathedral, and take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip planner.

Getting from Ellensburg to Spokane by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Spokane are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Lewistown.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Wallace, Post Falls, English Point Recreation Area, Old Mission State Park
Highlights from your plan
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
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. Start off your visit 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, admire the majestic nature at Ackley Lake State Park, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Hutterite King Colony Ranch.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lewistown online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Spokane to Lewistown takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Spokane in December since evenings lows in Lewistown dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mobridge.

Things to do in Lewistown

Parks Museums Nature

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bulls Grave and then get a new perspective on nature at Klein Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mobridge trip site .

Getting from Lewistown to Mobridge by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lewistown to Mobridge due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Mobridge can reach 28°F, while at night they dip to 10°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off toValentine.

Things to do in Mobridge

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

3
nights
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Visiting Niobrara National Scenic River and Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Step out of Valentine with an excursion to Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge in Martin--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, tee off at The Prairie Club, immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park, and snap pictures at Bryan Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Valentine trip builder tool .

You can drive from Mobridge to Valentine in 4 hours. While traveling from Mobridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Valentine, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough 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
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. Visiting Konza Prairie Research Natural Area and Baker Wetlands Discovery Center will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Prairie Fire Winery (in Paxico), Parkville Nature Sanctuary (in Parkville) and Evel Knievel Museum (in Topeka). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, walk around Heritage Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Ford State Fishing Area, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lawrence day trip planning app .

Drive from Valentine to Lawrence in 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Valentine in December: high temperatures in Lawrence hover around 44°F and lows are around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bellevue.

Things to do in Lawrence

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Junction City, Manhattan, Prairie Fire Winery, Wyandotte County Lake Park, Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Parkville Nature Sanctuary ©
Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Heritage Park ©
Heritage Park

4
nights
Bellevue

Bellevue ©
French for "beautiful view," Bellevue consistently ranks as one of the country’s best cities to live in.
Escape the urban bustle at Mercer Slough Nature Park and Brightwater Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bellevue: West Hybloes Wetlands Park (in Federal Way), Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area (in North Bend) and Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Mountain Loop Highway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindu Temple & Cultural Center, stroll around Juanita Bay Park, and make a trip to artEAST.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bellevue tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Lawrence to Bellevue with the Route module. Traveling from Lawrence to Bellevue, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lawrence in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bellevue, with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Bellevue

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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