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
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emerald Lake Trail and Trail Ridge Road. Take a break from the city and head to Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and Hallett Peak. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook and see the interesting displays at Moraine Park Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park vacation maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect nights in Rocky Mountain National Park to be little chillier, around -6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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 stroll through Swiftcurrent Pass Hike. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Avalanche Lake and then trek along John's Lake Loop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in February, expect Glacier National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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 out of the city life by going to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Elephant Back Mountain. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lamar Valley and Mammoth Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, identify plant and animal life at Old Gardiner Road, and trek along Natural Bridge Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online travel route builder.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in February, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around -2°C and lows about -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peaked sports and Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Cathedral Group. Explore Grand Teton National Park's surroundings by going to Gros Ventre Mountains (in Gros Ventre Wilderness) and Grand Teton Distillery (in Driggs).

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, with lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough 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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emerald Pools and Riverside Walk. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and hike along Angel's Landing.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in February, plan for much hotter days in Zion National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bright Angel History Room and Yavapai Geology Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: get great views at Mather Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in February, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 11°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mosaic Canyon and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Ubehebe Crater and Badwater Basin. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Darwin Falls, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park vacation builder tool.

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 changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough 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 Yosemite Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Half Dome and McGurk Meadow. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough 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.
Relax by the water at South Carlsbad State Beach and El Matador State Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Broad. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and take a stroll through Carlsbad Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 27°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tamarack Resort and Bogus Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like World Center For Birds of Prey and Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. When in Boise, make a side trip to see Lizard Butte in Marsing, approximately Marsing away. There's lots more to do: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and try your luck at Les Bois Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Boise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Boise at 16°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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): surround yourself with nature on Discover Nature. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then 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, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online tour builder.

Getting from Boise to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Mount Rainier National Park. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Gorge Creek Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at North Cascades National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the North Cascades National Park tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to North Cascades National Park. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Crater Lake National Park. When traveling from North Cascades National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly 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): learn about winemaking at AniChe Cellars and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hood River trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Visit Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Ecola State Park and Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Astoria Column (in Astoria), Patricia Green Cellars (in Newberg) and The Oregon Garden (in Silverton). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Willamette Valley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Portland are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 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.
Relax by the water at Crescent Beach and Lions Bay Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Whistler Blackcomb and Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Whistler (Zipline & Spicy Sports) and Mount Seymour (in North Vancouver). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay, and take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Portland to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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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