8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Rapid City
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

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Knoxville to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Knoxville to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Knoxville in July, plan for colder nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

2
nights
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 4th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect nights in Seattle to be somewhat warmer, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
nights
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.
Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Lone Star Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and hike along Artist Point.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online attractions planner .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser

1
day
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Rapid City are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are warmer (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

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