57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 4 nights
2
Brookings
— 1 night
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
8
Green River
— 3 nights
9
Durango
— 4 nights
10
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
12
Sedona
— 4 nights
13
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
14
Homewood
— 1 night
15
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
16
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Multnomah Falls and Oneonta Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Mount Hood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks), Government Camp (Trillium Lake & Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl) and Hug Point State Park (in Cannon Beach). There's still lots to do: trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, take in the views from St. Johns Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Willamette River Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planning website.

Adelaide, Australia to Portland is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -17.5 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Portland hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Government Camp, Cannon Beach, Hood River, Willamette River Trail
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

1
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Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): cruise along Welcome to California, admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Ranch Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Alfred A Loeb State Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Brookings online visit planner.

Getting from Portland to Brookings by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland in August, expect Brookings to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park
Alfred A Loeb State Park ©
Alfred A Loeb State Park
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Crater Lake National Park and Pinnacles Overlook Hike. Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Dr and Cleetwood Cove Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Scott, take in the dramatic scenery at Plaikni Falls, trek along Pinnacles Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Brookings to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Brookings in August, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are much warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Get in touch with nature at Whatcom Falls Park and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Chihuly Bridge of Glass), Sehome Hill Arboretum (in Bellingham) and Lower Big Quilcene Trail (in Olympic National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass and admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Crater Lake National Park to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August: highs in Seattle hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellingham, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Snoqualmie Falls, Lower Big Quilcene Trail
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park ©
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

3
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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Rainier and Grove of the Patriarchs. Escape the urban bustle at Skyline Trail and Snow Lake Trail. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Naches Peak Loop Trail and trek along Paradise Loop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip builder app.

Take a shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around °C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Naches Peak Loop Trail ©
Naches Peak Loop Trail

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.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Artists’ Paintpots.

Plan my trip to Yellowstone National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Black Sand Basin ©
Black Sand Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Escape the urban bustle at Jenny Lake Trail and Jackson Lake. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, hike along Taggart Lake, and take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park road trip planning website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Green River.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Bridger Teton National Forest ©
Bridger Teton National Forest

3
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Green River

Green River ©
Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Step off the beaten path and head to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and Bear River State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge and Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop. Venture out of the city with trips to Evanston (Roundhouse and Railyards & Uinta County Museum).

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Green River road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Green River. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Green River, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Green River

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Evanston, Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area ©
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Bear River State Park ©
Bear River State Park
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Animas River Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Yankee Boy Basin and Treasure Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to The Springs Resort & Spa (in Pagosa Springs), Cascade Falls Park (in Ouray) and Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Colorado Trail, grab your bike and head to Rotary Park, and hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durango travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Green River to Durango takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Green River in September, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pagosa Springs, Ouray, Million Dollar Highway
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridges National Monument and Wildcat Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Goosenecks State Park and Comb Ridge. Change things up with a short trip to Valley of the Gods in Mexican Hat (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip builder site.

You can drive from Durango to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Durango in September, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Blanding, Comb Ridge
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Desert View Watchtower. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Grandview Point, take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and explore the stunning scenery at Hermit Road.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Oak Creek Canyon and Doe Mountain Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Slide Rock State Park and Boynton Canyon Trail. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, hike along Airport Mesa, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Zion Shuttle. Explore hidden gems such as Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail, get great views at Observation Point, and hike along Riverside Walk.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Sedona in September, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Homewood.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Homewood

Homewood ©
Homewood is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California of about 200 residents, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Homewood trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Homewood with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park to Homewood, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Homewood is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Homewood

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe (California)
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Panorama Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Homewood to Yosemite National Park. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Visiting Devils Postpile National Monument and Lake Mary will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and Parker Lake Trail. Step out of Mammoth Lakes to go to Lee Vining and see Tioga Rd, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mammoth Mountain and explore the activities along Convict Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. October in Mammoth Lakes sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Parker Lake Trail, Tioga Rd
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest ©
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument

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