21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Seattle
— 2 nights
2
Portland
— 2 nights
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, thenexplore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Archie McPhee, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, thenadmire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Seattle is minus 11 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dammam in September: high temperatures in Seattle hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, and finally hike along Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get outside with Portland Timbers, thenadmire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, thenadmire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally trek along Wildwood Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland online itinerary planner.

Drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
On the 7th (Mon), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip builder.

You can fly from Portland to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portland to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get slightly colder in Glacier National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

4
nights
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, get great views at Lookout Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 13th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. In September, Salt Lake City is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Company, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Tallac Historic Site, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then walk around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe day trip planning app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe ©
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, visit The Castro, take a stroll through Union Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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