59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Monterey
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruneau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winthrop
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
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Bellingham
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Olympic National Park

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Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to San Diego Model Railroad Museum (in San Diego), La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel

— 2 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Carmel at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monterey attractions app.

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

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You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 17th (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get great views at Dante's View, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then trek along Gower Gulch Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Funeral Mountains.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally get great views at Lookout Studio.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Powell, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and then stroll through Horseshoe Bend.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Page travel planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Monument Valley

— 3 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Get out of town with these interesting Monument Valley side-trips: Bluff Fort Historic Site (in Bluff) and Goosenecks State Park (in Blanding). There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see Off-Road Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Page in August, expect Monument Valley to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park

— 3 nights
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
When in Canyonlands National Park, make a side trip to see Off-Road & ATV Trails in Capitol Reef National Park, approximately Capitol Reef National Park away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin, and explore the stunning scenery at The Needles.

Make your Canyonlands National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. September in Moab sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
On the 5th (Sun), stroll through Delicate Arch, trek along Landscape Arch, and then don't miss a visit to Partition Arch. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fiery Furnace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park route planning app.

Getting from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arches National Park in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Angel's Landing and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 10°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Grand Teton National Park: highs are around 23°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 0°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Arco

— 2 nights
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at EBR-1 and then examine the collection at Idaho Potato Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nature Conservatory Silver Creek Preserve and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Arco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Arco takes 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Arco hover around 24°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bruneau.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bruneau

— 2 nights
Bruneau is an unincorporated community in Owyhee County in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. On the 20th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Bruneau Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Bruneau Dunes State Park and then look and learn at Bruneau Dunes Observatory.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bruneau road trip app.

Drive from Arco to Bruneau in 3 hours. While traveling from Arco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bruneau, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Bruneau

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from Hood River with a short trip to Trillium Lake in Government Camp, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and learn about winemaking at Marchesi Vineyards.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bruneau to Hood River in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Bruneau, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Hood River, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and finally stroll around Laurelhurst Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portland vacation planning website.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then trek along Skyline Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Winthrop

— 2 nights
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. On the 29th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Methow Valley and then examine the collection at North Cascade Smokejumper Base. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Pearrygin Lake State Park and then get engrossed in the history at Shafer Historical Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Winthrop tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Winthrop. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Winthrop, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks · Museums · Nature

North Cascades National Park

— 1 night
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Washington Pass and then cruise along N Cascades Hwy.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our North Cascades National Park trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Winthrop to North Cascades National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Winthrop in September, expect nights in North Cascades National Park to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bellingham.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Bellingham

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bellingham trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from North Cascades National Park to Bellingham takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bellingham can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bellingham to Olympic National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.