31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Minneapolis
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Devils Tower
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Eugene
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  21​h 30​min
Austin

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Get outdoors at National Eagle Center and The Salt Cave. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, ponder the world of politics at Minneapolis City Hall, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis day trip app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minneapolis. May in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

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Saint Paul, Bloomington, National Eagle Center
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The Salt Cave
The Salt Cave
National Eagle Center
National Eagle Center
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall and then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Notch Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead, and then browse the different shops at Wall Drug Store.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Minneapolis to Badlands National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Keystone.

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Wall Drug Store, Prairie Homestead
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Prairie Homestead
Wall Drug Store
Wall Drug Store

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Keystone

Keystone
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Keystone trip maker website .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Keystone sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), you're off toDevils Tower.

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1
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Devils Tower

Devils Tower
On the 27th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, then look for gifts at Devils Tower Trading Post, and then contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Devils Tower trip planner .

Drive from Keystone to Devils Tower in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Keystone in May: highs in Devils Tower hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

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Rogue's Gallery
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Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

2
days
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at National Elk Refuge, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally stop by Made. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Devils Tower to Jackson Hole in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jackson Hole when traveling from Devils Tower in May, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

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Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Elk Refuge ©
National Elk Refuge
National Museum of Wildlife Art
National Museum of Wildlife Art

3
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, trek along Fairy Falls, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and make a trip to Artist Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Jackson Hole in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 52°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Great Falls.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then explore the world behind art at C. M. Russell Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, Great Falls is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C. M. Russell Museum ©
C. M. Russell Museum

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Avalanche Lake. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: hike along Grinnell Glacier and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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River Rafting & Tubing
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ruby Beach and Olympic Peninsula. Change things up with a short trip to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park holiday planner .

Fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eugene.

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Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

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Eugene

Eugene
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore and take pictures at University of Oregon and then grab your bike and head to Willamette River bike trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Eugene trip builder tool .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Eugene in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Olympic National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Eugene, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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University of Oregon
University of Oregon

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls, step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

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Do a combination of bus and car from Eugene to Crater Lake National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Redwood National Park.

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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Trees of Mystery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach, and then make a trip to Tour-Through Tree.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip planner .

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Redwood National Park sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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Klamath
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Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

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Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

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You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Botanical Building and Lily Pond ©
Botanical Building and Lily Pond

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