18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

18 days in United States Itinerary

Sacramento
Fly:  4​h
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Sacramento

2
days
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 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and finally admire the striking features of Vista House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): trek along Forest Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland tour planner.

Sacramento to Portland is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in May, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge, Vista House, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Portland.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Vista House
Vista House

2
days
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 30th (Tue), stroll through The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Long Beach trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Portland to Long Beach in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Portland in May, expect nights in Long Beach to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Cannon Beach, Astoria, Jack's Country Store
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Long Beach.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

2
days
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 2nd (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Hoh River.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Long Beach to Olympic National Park. In June in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Olympic National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

1
day
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cattle Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor travel planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Museums
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Friday Harbor.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum

2
days
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 5th (Mon), explore the activities along Green Lake Park, admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pioneer Square, don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle holiday planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Seattle.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. On your second day here, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Glacier National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
River Rafting & Tubing

4
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Artist Point and Mud Volcano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yellowstone Lake and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation trip planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of 64°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Yellowstone National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs

Similar Plans

22 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Portland & Morelia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in United States, Great Exuma & Bologna BY A USER FROM ITALY July, teens, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Colorado & Montana BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Portland & San Francisco Bay Area BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Washington State & Alaska BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans