21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

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21 days in Western US Itinerary

San Jose
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Klamath Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Crater Lake National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pacific City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Cannon Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Troutdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
North Cascades National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Spokane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Pullman
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
San Jose

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Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls ©
Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Mon), play a few rounds at Running Y Ranch Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Klamath Falls trip itinerary builder.

San Jose to Klamath Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Jose in June, Klamath Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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Outdoors Golf
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Running Y Ranch Golf Course ©
Running Y Ranch Golf Course

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
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Traveling by car from Klamath Falls to Crater Lake National Park takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Salem.

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Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Salem

Salem
Salem is the capital of the U.S. To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Salem takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You'll set off for Pacific City on the 21st (Wed).

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Pacific City

Pacific City
Pacific City is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pacific City vacation trip planner.

Drive from Salem to Pacific City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Salem in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Pacific City: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Cannon Beach.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Cape Lookout State Park
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pacific City to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pacific City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cannon Beach, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Troutdale.
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Troutdale

Troutdale ©
Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A., north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area as well as Wahkeena Falls. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Troutdale travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Troutdale takes 2 hours. When traveling from Cannon Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Troutdale, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Mount Rainier National Park.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Cascade Locks, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area ©
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Loop. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ashford Creek Pottery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Troutdale to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. You will leave for Olympia on the 26th (Mon).

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Ashford Creek Pottery
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Paradise Loop ©
Paradise Loop

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Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. On the 26th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol Campus, look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Haven International, and then have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympia trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympia

Childrens Museums Museums Wildlife

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Wolf Haven International
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Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Washington State Capitol Campus ©
Washington State Capitol Campus
Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International

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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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle sightseeing planner.

Drive from Olympia to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Olympia in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Olympic National Park.

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Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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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 30th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach and then explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park itinerary builder.

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. You will leave for North Cascades National Park on the 2nd (Sun).

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the North Cascades National Park tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Spokane.

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Spokane

Spokane
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Spokane vacation trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Spokane. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Pullman.

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Pullman

Pullman ©
Pullman is the largest city in Whitman County, Washington. On the 3rd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pullman trip planner.

Drive from Spokane to Pullman in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Spokane in July, Pullman is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. You will leave for Glacier National Park on the 4th (Tue).

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Parks

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University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden
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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 4th (Tue): explore the activities along McDonald Creek. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pullman to Glacier National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boise.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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Boise

Boise
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Boise: highs are around 94°F and lows about 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Bend.

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Boise River Greenbelt
Boise River Greenbelt

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Bend

Bend ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Drake Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bend sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boise to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Boise to Bend, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boise in July: high temperatures in Bend hover around 83°F and lows are around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.

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Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Drake Park ©
Drake Park

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