6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Portland
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Des Moines

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), stroll through Presidential Trail. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone day trip app .

Des Moines to Keystone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Keystone. In May, Keystone is slightly colder than Des Moines - with highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Custer
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Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Breezy Point Picnic Area ©
Breezy Point Picnic Area

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and then take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portland tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Portland takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Keystone in May, things will get a bit warmer in Portland: highs are around 70°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 27th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Seattle, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), trek along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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