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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + tram + Fly:  4​h
Eugene
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  4​h 30​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.
Step out of the city life by going to National Eagle Center and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Minneapolis City Hall.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Minneapolis. May in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

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Bloomington, Saint Paul, National Eagle Center
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National Eagle Center
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Loop Road and then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Notch Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead, and then browse the different shops at Wall Drug Store.

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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 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

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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.
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You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You'll set off for Devils Tower on the 20th (Sun).

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery, stop by Devils Tower Trading Post, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

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You can drive from Keystone to Devils Tower in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Keystone in May, expect nights in Devils Tower to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at National Elk Refuge, don't miss a visit to Town Square, and then examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Devils Tower to Jackson Hole takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Fairy Falls. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and hike along Artist Point.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel 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, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 52°F and lows about 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car 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

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (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.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Great Falls in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, Great Falls is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 64°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

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

3
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to West Glacier and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and explore the activities along Avalanche Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park day trip website .

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In May in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, 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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You can 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. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough 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 Hurricane Ridge. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula.

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Fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (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. On the 4th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of University of Oregon and then stroll through Willamette River bike trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eugene trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Eugene takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, you will find days in Eugene are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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University of Oregon
University of Oregon

2
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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 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls, then step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

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You can do a combination of bus and car from Eugene to Crater Lake National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (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.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Trees of Mystery, then stroll through Enderts Beach, and then make a trip to Tour-Through Tree.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning app .

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in June, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in June since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (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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