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
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Newport Beach
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Newport Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Norris Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Take a break from the city and head to Mud Volcano and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. In October, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Calgary - with highs of 9°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Step out of the city life by going to Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Big Cottonwood Canyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salt Lake Temple and Natural History Museum of Utah. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and immerse yourself in nature at This is the Place Heritage Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City visit website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Denver Union Station and Denver Art Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Evergreen Lake and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Spas (in Estes Park) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning app.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at South Kaibab Trail and Off-Road Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Desert View Watchtower and Grandview Point. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Hopi Point, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

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Newport Beach

— 2 nights
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Oceanside Museum of Art, stroll through Main Beach, and then kick back and relax at Crystal Cove.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Newport Beach journey planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Newport Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Newport Beach are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Portland

— 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Columbia River Highway and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Get outdoors at Haystack Rock and Forest Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach) and Mount Hood (in Hood River). There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip planning tool.

You can fly from Newport Beach to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newport Beach in October, with highs in Portland at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Seattle

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express and then get lost in a book at Seattle Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site and then take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle holiday planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

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United States travel guide

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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.