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:  8​h 45​min
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Devils Tower
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​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:  6​h 45​min
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  21​h 15​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.
Visiting National Eagle Center and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and enjoy some diversion at Target Field.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Minneapolis. In May in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off 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
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.
Kick off your visit 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: trek along Notch Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Prairie Homestead, and then stop by 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. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Keystone.

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Prairie Homestead, Wall Drug Store
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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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Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Devils Tower.

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, then stop by Devils Tower Trading Post, and then contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument.

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Drive from Keystone to Devils Tower in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Keystone, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Devils Tower, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (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
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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.
On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at National Elk Refuge, don't miss a visit to Town Square, and then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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Getting from Devils Tower to Jackson Hole by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Devils Tower in May since evenings lows in Jackson Hole dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Fairy Falls. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Jackson Hole - with highs of 52°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then admire the masterpieces at C. M. Russell Museum.

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Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Great Falls in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Great Falls at 64°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough 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

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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 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. May in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

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

2
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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 30th (Wed): shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Alki Beach, then stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Beach and Olympic Peninsula. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

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Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Eugene.

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Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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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), explore and take pictures at University of Oregon and then stroll through Willamette River bike trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eugene tour itinerary planning website .

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. When traveling from Olympic National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eugene: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough 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 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls, then head off the coast to Wizard Island, and then explore and take pictures at Rim Dr.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Eugene to Crater Lake National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Trees of Mystery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Tour-Through Tree.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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Klamath
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Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Baker Beach, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time 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 11th (Mon), examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego attractions planner.

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, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in San Diego. 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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