Day 1: Seattle/ Everett – Mount Vernon (approx. 40 miles)
Collect your motorhome today and set out north along Interstate 5 towards Mount Vernon. George Washington, the first president of the United States lived in Mount Vernon for over 40 years. You can pay a visit to his former home, Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens, which is one of the most popular historic estates in America. Recommended stay – Mount Vernon RV Park.
Day 2: Mount Vernon - North Cascades National Park (approx.65 miles)
Get ready for a scenic journey today as you head towards the North Cascades National Park. You’ll follow the Skagit River through small towns like Lyman, Hamilton and Concrete, where the Washington Portland Cement Company was founded. As you enter the park, you’ll be confronted by Damnation Peak, Mount Despair and Mount Terror on your left. Fortunately, you’ll also see the peak of Mount Triumph! Spend the night in the National Park. Recommended stay – North Cascades National Park, Newhalem Campground.
Day 3: North Cascades National Park – Electric City (approx. 175 miles)
Drive on through the North Cascades National Park today, dropping down through Okanagan National Forest to Electric City. Don't miss a visit to the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest electricity production facility in the USA and also the country’s largest concrete structure. There’s enough concrete here to build a four lane highway from New York to Los Angeles! On summer evenings there’s an exciting laser light show projected onto the dam’s wall. Recommended stay – Coulee Playland Resort.
Day 4: Electric City - Coeur d’Alene (approx. 120 miles)
Leave Electric City and make your way towards Coeur d'Alene today. Along the way you’ll pass Spokane, Washington where you can make a stop for lunch and a look around. The city boasts plenty of cultural attractions including the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture which houses a large collection of Native American artefacts. The area around Spokane is famous for its wineries so why not pop in a visit a couple along the way? Coeur d’Alene is surrounded by natural beauty and plenty of opportunity for indoor and outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, golf, horseback riding and amusement parks. You may want to extend your stay for longer than one night! Recommended stay – Blackwell Island RV Park, nr Coeur d’Alene.
Day 5: Coeur d’Alene - Butte (approx. 275 miles)
If you take the interstate, your journey today will take around 4 hours. But there will be many temptations along the way to leave the highway. Travel into the big sky country of Montana, where you will find your campground, nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near the historic cities of Anaconda and Butte. Butte was once known as the ‘Richest Hill on Earth’, thanks to the high volumes of silver, copper, lead and zinc mined in the area. Don’t miss a visit to the historic district. Recommended stay – Fairmont RV Park.
Day 6: Butte – Yellowstone National Park (approx. 180 miles)
Head towards Yellowstone National Park today, along scenic Route 191 through the Gallatin National Forest. You will enter the park through the West Entrance. If you have time add an extra day or two to your itinerary, this is the place to do it. The main sights are on a 100 mile scenic loop which is at frequent risk of congestion – not due to volume of traffic but buffalo, moose, elk and bear which decide to walk or lie on the road. Whichever way around you choose to take the loop, there will always be a stretch you will cover twice – coming from the West Entrance and leaving from the South, this will be the road by Fountain Paintpot and Old Faithful so it won’t be dull! Recommended stay – Yellowstone National Park.
Day 7: Yellowstone National Park - Idaho Falls (approx. 215 miles)
Leave Yellowstone by the South Entrance today and drive into Grand Teton National Park. The magnificent mountains here are relatively ‘young’ and because of this they rise straight up from the valley floor without foothills. These two national parks form the main bulk of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems in the world. Stay on Route 89 until you reach the Idaho border and then bear west towards Idaho Falls. Recommended stay - Snake River Park KOA.
Day 8: Idaho Falls - Massacre Rock State Park (approx. 55 miles)
Driving south today, you’ll pass through the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. Don’t miss a visit to The Clothes Horse, a unique shop displaying art and artefacts from the Shoshone and Bannock tribes. Turn off Highway 86 in the direction of American Falls. Your destination for tonight is Massacre Rock State Park, covering 1,000 acres and at one time a popular stop for pioneers travelling the Oregon Trail. Many emigrant names are carved and inscribed on Register Rock, a National Historic Monument. Recommended stay – Massacre Rocks Lower Serviced Campsite.
Day 9: Massacre Rock State Park - Boise (approx. 210 miles)
Follow the course of the Snake River towards Idaho state capital, Boise today. Perhaps take a detour through the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area or visit the glittering cascades at Thousand Springs (near Twin Falls). Also worth a visit is the Bruneau Dunes State Park which boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America, rising 470 feet high above small lakes in the high desert. Recommended stay – Boise Meridian RV Resort.
Day 10: Boise – La Grande (approx. 160 miles)
Head west back towards the Pacific Ocean today and across the state line into Oregon. The vast rural area you'll drive through is the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, dominated by the imposing Mount Emily. Your suggested stop for the night is near the town of La Grande, named for the phrase used by an early French settler to describe the area's natural beauty. Recommended stay – Eagles Hot Lake RV Park.
Day 11: La Grande – Portland, Oregon (approx. 150 miles)
Your drive today takes you along the banks of the Columbia River which separates Oregon from Washington State. We recommend breaking your journey at Fort Dalles, a US army outpost founded in the 1850s, mainly to handle wars with local Native Americans. The site of the Fort is now a museum offering an insight into the frontier history of that period. Make time to explore Portland, often labelled America’s ‘Best Big City’ with its museums, gardens and historic buildings. Recommended stay – Portland Fairview RV Park.
Day 12: Portland – Mount Rainier National Park (approx. 180 miles)
Leave the city behind and head back into the natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Your destination for this evening is Mt. Rainier National Park, a stunning area dominated by Mt. Rainier, an active volcano encased in snow and ice and surrounded by ancient forest and beautiful meadows of wild flowers. There’s a choice of three of four Forest Service campgrounds where you can stop for the night.
Day 13: Mount Rainier National Park - Seattle/ Everett (approx. 110 miles)
Drive back to Everett to drop off your motorhome today. If you want to avoid the early start this morning, why not choose our Early Bird Departure Special, allowing you to return the vehicle up till 3pm and spend more time exploring!
Included in your Motorhome Holiday
- Motorhome rental (upgrades are available – please call for details)
- Auto Liability & Supplementary Liability Insurance
- Unlimited Mileage
- 24 hour local assistance line whilst in the USA
- Any applicable offers
Not included: Flights, fuel, campground fees, meals, sightseeing & personal expenses.
Flights from regional UK airports available
To find out more about what is included in your motorhome holiday and what you can add to the rental before you go, please go to our Motorhome Holidays page.