32 days in United States & Banff National Park Itinerary

32 days in United States & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Bend, United States
— 1 night
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Seattle, United States
— 15 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Bozeman, United States
— 3 nights
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Moscow, United States
— 3 nights
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Boise, United States
— 2 nights
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Bend, United States

— 1 night
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 22nd (Sun), hike along Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend tour itinerary maker.

San Francisco to Bend is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Bend to be slightly colder, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Seattle, United States

— 15 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Let the collections at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Seattle Art Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville), Earth Sanctuary (in Langley) and Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Point Defiance Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park, hike along Murhut Falls, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planner.

You can fly from Bend to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Canada

— 4 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
You'll explore and learn at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Banff Park Museum. Get some cultural insight at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain, make a trip to Parks Administration Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Cascade Gardens, and hike along Hoodoos Trail.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Seattle to Banff National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Glacier National Park, United States

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, and then hike along Granite Park Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake and then explore the activities along Bullhead Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park holiday planning website.

Getting from Banff National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Bozeman, United States

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get outdoors at Yellowstone Guidelines and Fishing Charters & Tours. Appreciate the collections at American Computer & Robotics Museum and Gallatin History Museum. Go for a jaunt from Bozeman to Livingston to see Yellowstone Gateway Museum about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area) and relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman journey planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Bozeman in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Moscow, United States

— 3 nights
Moscow is a city in northern Idaho along the state border with Washington, with a population of 23,800 at the 2010 census. Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center and McConnell Mansion will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Latah Trail Bike Path and Charles R. Conner Museum. The adventure continues: work some fitness into your day at Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, tee off at Palouse Ridge Golf Course, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rants & Raves Brewery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Moscow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bozeman to Moscow due to the time zone difference. September in Moscow sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Boise, United States

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail and Ridge to River Trail System. Explore hidden gems such as Williamson Orchard & Vineyard and Payette Brewing Company. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boise Idaho Temple, take a stroll through North End, and view the masterpieces at Boise Art Glass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moscow to Boise. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in September, things will get a bit warmer in Boise: highs are around 79°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

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.