57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Seattle
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Ogunquit
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
North Easton
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Munising
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Wisconsin Dells
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Branson
— 6 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rapid City
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + train + bus:  10​h 45​min
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Seattle
— 8 nights
Seattle

4
days
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shore Path and Park Loop Road. Attractions like Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf and Mount Desert Island Oceanarium make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor driving holiday tool .

Seattle to Bar Harbor is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In June in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf
Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

5
days
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ogunquit Beach and Old Orchard Beach. Family-friendly places like Wells Beach and Long Sands Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ogunquit: Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth), Beer Tastings & Tours (in Portland) and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Perkins Cove and enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ogunquit trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Bar Harbor, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ogunquit, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to North Easton.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Orchard Beach, Wells Beach, Portland Head Light, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Long Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach

4
days
North Easton

North Easton ©
North Easton is a future railroad station on the MBTA Commuter Rail's Providence/Stoughton Line located in North Easton, Massachusetts and Stoughton, Massachusetts. Step off the beaten path and head to Canobie Lake Park and Crane Beach. Family-friendly places like Misquamicut State Beach and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around North Easton: WaterFire Providence (in Providence), The House of the Seven Gables (in Salem) and Edaville Family Theme Park (in Carver).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the North Easton online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Ogunquit to North Easton in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in North Easton

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Misquamicut State Beach, WaterFire Providence, The House of the Seven Gables, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Edaville Family Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Canobie Lake Park ©
Canobie Lake Park
Edaville Family Theme Park ©
Edaville Family Theme Park
Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac.

Before you visit Mackinac Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Easton to Mackinac Island. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from North Easton in July: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

4
days
Munising

Munising
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sand Point Beach. Bring the kids along to Oswald's Bear Ranch and Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munising road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Oswald's Bear Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

6
days
Wisconsin Dells

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Bring the kids along to Wisconsin Deer Park and Wizard Quest. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, examine the collection at Tommy Bartlett Exploratory, meet the residents at Timbavati Wildlife Park, and get your game on at Laser Warfare.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Munising to Wisconsin Dells takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munising to Wisconsin Dells due to the time zone difference. In July in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Henry Vilas Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Noah's Ark Water Park
Noah's Ark Water Park
Wisconsin Deer Park ©
Wisconsin Deer Park

4
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore hidden gems such as Silver Beach County Park and Grand Mere State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll through Millennium Park, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 CHICAGO.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner .

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Silver Beach County Park, Grand Mere State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

5
days
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Zipline. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Track Family Fun Parks and White Water. Go for a jaunt from Branson to Lampe to see Dogwood Canyon Nature Park about 34 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Tue) at Silver Dollar City. There's still lots to do: stroll through Branson's Promised Land Zoo, identify plant and animal life at The Butterfly Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Marvel Cave, and putt your heart out at Talking Rocks Cavern.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Branson online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Chicago to Branson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Branson's Promised Land Zoo ©
Branson's Promised Land Zoo

3
days
Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Keystone Tramway Adventures. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reptile Gardens and Wildlife Loop Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Sylvan Lake (in Custer) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Storybook Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Branson to Rapid City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Branson in August since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Custer, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island

4
days
Newport

Newport
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Sandland Adventures. Attractions like Oregon Coast Aquarium and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Newport with a short trip to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest in Yachats, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center - Oregon State University, look for gifts at Oregon Oyster Farms, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Newport day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Rapid City to Newport in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Newport due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rapid City in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Newport: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandland Adventures, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan

3
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seaside Aquarium and Haystack Rock. Take a break from Cannon Beach with a short trip to Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park and make a trip to Turnaround at Seaside.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach travel planning site .

Getting from Newport to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Aquarium ©
Seaside Aquarium
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

8
days
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 Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Seattle Great Wheel. Attractions like Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium & Point Defiance Park), Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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