22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Spokane
— 3 nights
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Weed
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Biscuit Basin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: cruise along Grand Loop Road, hike along Monument Geyser Basin, stroll through Natural Bridge Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Logan Pass and Lake McDonald. Escape the urban bustle at Avalanche Lake and Trail of the Cedars. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the activities along St. Mary Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, and hike along Cracker Lake Hike.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park travel route planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Spokane

— 3 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Visiting Coeur d'Alene Lake and Tubbs Hill Nature Trails will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centennial Trail and Cat Tales Zoological Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Spokane: North Idaho Centennial Trail (in Coeur d'Alene) and Sandpoint (Bonner County History Museum & Sandpoint City Beach). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls, steep yourself in history at Crosby House, admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, and don't miss a visit to Treaty Rock Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Spokane trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Spokane in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Spokane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Sacramento.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then explore the galleries of California State Capitol Museum, and finally stroll through Stevens Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town Auburn, then examine the collection at Old Sacramento Waterfront, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Sacramento takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sacramento are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sacramento in August, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 32°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Weed.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trip

Weed

— 1 night
Weed is a city located in Siskiyou County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Shasta-Trinity National Forest and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Shasta.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Weed trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Weed in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August: high temperatures in Weed hover around 37°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Weed

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

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 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Willamette Valley, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and then hike along Forest Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Weed to Portland in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Weed in August, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 20th (Fri), trek along Skyline Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.