30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive:  18​h 45​min
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
train:  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:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  26​h
End: 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 in touch with nature at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and Minnehaha Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Harriet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel, and enjoy some diversion at Target Field.

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Austin to Minneapolis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in May, expect Minneapolis to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 50°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Badlands National Park.

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Bloomington, Saint Paul, Minnesota Zoo
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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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Lake Harriet
Minnesota Zoo ©
Minnesota Zoo

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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 22nd (Tue): 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: buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, get engrossed in the history at Wounded Knee: The Museum, then hike along Notch Trail, then hike along Castle Trail, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Minneapolis to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Minneapolis in May, with lows around 42°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jackson Hole.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

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Wall
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
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Wounded Knee: The Museum

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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.
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Getting from Badlands National Park to Jackson Hole by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Badlands National Park in May, expect Jackson Hole to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
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Jackson Hole Rodeo

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. Take a break from Grand Teton National Park with a short trip to Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the activities along Jackson Lake, stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

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Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Teton National Park can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

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Grand Targhee Ski Resort
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Grand Teton
Jackson Lake ©
Jackson Lake
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, trek along Mystic Falls Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

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Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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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 31st (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then admire the engineering at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri.

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 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. In May, Great Falls is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 65°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to West Glacier and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car. In June, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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West Glacier
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

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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 moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in June since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, trek along Sol Duc Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sol Duc Hot Springs, and make a trip to Hurricane Ridge.

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You can fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eugene.

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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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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 9th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Willamette River bike trail and then admire all the interesting features of Hayward Field.

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

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Eugene in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Eugene, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. On the 10th (Sun), you're off toCrater Lake National Park.

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Hayward Field ©
Hayward Field

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls, step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, steep yourself in history at Rim Village, then trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

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Drive from Eugene to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Eugene in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Crater Lake National Park: highs are around 86°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Redwood National Park.

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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

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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 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinidad State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Patrick's Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Redwood National Park, then view the masterpieces at Trinidad Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be slightly colder, around 49°F, while days are colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

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Trinidad
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Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Patrick's Point State Park ©
Patrick's Point State Park
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Trinidad Art Gallery

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, hike along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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You can drive from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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