13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Portland
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Des Moines
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Branson
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
9
Charleston
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
10
Burlington
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
End: New York City

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Portland

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland route website .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Portland to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder app .

Fly from Portland to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 89°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, explore the landscape on two wheels at High Trestle Trail, and then cool off at Clive Aquatic Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Des Moines trip builder tool .

Fly from Washington DC to Des Moines in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Des Moines. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Des Moines. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Trails Theme Parks

Side Trips

Clive Aquatic Center, High Trestle Trail
Highlights from your plan
Clive Aquatic Center ©
Clive Aquatic Center
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then trek along Presidential Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Keystone online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to Keystone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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 31st (Fri): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Seattle takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Keystone in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at West End Beach, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Find out how to plan Truckee trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Truckee. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for much colder nights in Truckee, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail and then cruise along East Rim Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Truckee to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Truckee in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
day
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): cool off at Silver Dollar City.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson route site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Branson takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Branson dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City

1
day
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip website .

Traveling by flight from Branson to Charleston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Branson in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Room Escape Games
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. On the 7th (Fri), go for a walk through Riverwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, then get some fabulous bargains at JR Discount Outlet, and finally explore the activities along Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Burlington travel planning app .

Drive from Charleston to Burlington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Charleston in August since evenings lows in Burlington dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverwalk, Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center

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