9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Meridian
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Spokane
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h 15​min
End: San Diego

2
nights
Meridian

Meridian ©
Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the US state of Idaho. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, then stop by Cinder Wines, and then find something for the whole family at Wahooz Family Fun Zone.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Meridian day trip website .

San Diego to Meridian is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Meridian due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Meridian: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Meridian

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trips

Boise, Cinder Wines
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Wahooz Family Fun Zone ©
Wahooz Family Fun Zone
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, then hike along Highline Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Logan Pass and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park attractions planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Meridian to Glacier National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Meridian in July; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
Spokane

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): have fun and explore at Mobius Children's Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then walk around Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden.

Make your Spokane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Spokane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Spokane when traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Spokane

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mobius Children's Museum ©
Mobius Children's Museum
Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing and then see the interesting displays at Gilbert House Children's Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland vacation tool .

Fly from Spokane to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Salem
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Gilbert House Children's Museum ©
Gilbert House Children's Museum
Salem's Riverfront Carousel ©
Salem's Riverfront Carousel

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