56 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Grand Teton National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park, United States
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
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Boise, United States
— 4 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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North Cascades National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Drive to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Hood River, United States
— 1 night
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Portland, United States
— 4 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
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Rocky Mountain National Park, United States — 2 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Step out of the city life by going to Emerald Lake Trail and Hallett Peak. Step off the beaten path and head to Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and Trail Ridge Road. There's more to do: appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook and examine the collection at Moraine Park Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park, United States — 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Pass Hike. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Avalanche Lake and then stroll through John's Lake Loop.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In February, Glacier National Park is slightly colder than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 2°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park, United States — 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Yellowstone Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Lamar Valley and Mammoth Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, make a trip to The 45th Parallel, and stroll through Elephant Back Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in February: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -2°C and lows are around -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park, United States — 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Visiting Peaked sports and Gros Ventre Mountains will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Teton and Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton Distillery in Driggs (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park, United States — 4 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Narrows and Emerald Pools. Step out of the city life by going to Zion National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's much more to do: hike along Riverside Walk, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in February, you will find days in Zion National Park are much hotter (17°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore and learn at Bright Angel History Room and Yavapai Geology Museum. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Grandview Point. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in February; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 11°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park, United States — 5 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Visiting Mosaic Canyon and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ubehebe Crater and Zabriskie Point. There's lots more to do: cruise along Artist's Drive, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. In February, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park, United States — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Badger Pass Ski Area and Bridalveil Fall. Escape the urban bustle at Half Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Crystal Cove. You'll explore and learn at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach, grab your bike and head to Long Beach Waterfront, explore the world behind art at The Broad, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Boise.
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Boise, United States — 4 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Tamarack Resort and Lizard Butte. Step off the beaten path and head to World Center For Birds of Prey and Bogus Basin. There's much more to do: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, fly down the slopes at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boise visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Boise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Boise is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect Boise to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park, United States — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Discover Nature. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Nisqually River, fly down the slopes at White Pass Ski Resort, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Mount Rainier National Park due to the time zone difference. In March in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.
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North Cascades National Park, United States — 1 night

North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Gorge Creek Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Cascades National Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the North Cascades National Park route builder app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. March in North Cascades National Park sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park, United States — 1 night

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Crater Lake National Park with the Route module. Traveling from North Cascades National Park in March, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hood River.
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Hood River, United States — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Mount Hood and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hood River day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Crater Lake National Park to Hood River takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days in Hood River, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.
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Portland, United States — 4 nights

City of Roses

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cannon Beach and Willamette Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Spas & Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (in Seaside). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Oregon Garden and do a tasting at Patricia Green Cellars.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online vacation maker.

Getting from Hood River to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 5 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Get outdoors at Whistler Blackcomb and Crescent Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Shannon Falls Provincial Park and Spicy Sports. Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Whistler (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, ski along the peaceful trails at Cypress Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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