15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Grand Forks
— Few hours
2
Bend
— 1 night
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
7
Rapid City
— 3 nights

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Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): gain insight at University of North Dakota and then stop by Widman's Candy Shop.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Forks itinerary planner.

Fargo to Grand Forks is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Grand Forks are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping
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Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

1
night
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll around Drake Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the activities along Deschutes River, and finally take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bend travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Forks to Bend. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Forks in July since evenings lows in Bend dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
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Deschutes River ©
Deschutes River
River Rafting & Tubing
Deschutes National  Forest
Deschutes National Forest

1
night
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 29th (Wed): cruise along Rim Dr and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park vacation maker.

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bend in July; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

2
nights
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 (Thu), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Crater Lake National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Highline Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

4
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grand Teton National Park side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Mount Washburn, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 78°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, then have some family-friendly fun at Cosmos Mystery Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills, get in on the family fun at Storybook Island, and then don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planning site.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Rapid City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island

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