12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  13​h
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Plattsburgh

1
day
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor route planner.

Plattsburgh to Friday Harbor is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Plattsburgh to Friday Harbor. Traveling from Plattsburgh in August, Friday Harbor is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Chicago in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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