15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Minneapolis. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Denver.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lookout Mountain and Washington Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denver sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Climbing Tours
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner, and then stroll through Truckee River Legacy Trail. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at KidZone Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, then take in the views from Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and finally cruise along Donner Pass.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Truckee tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Denver to Truckee in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Truckee, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Donner Lake Watersports & Marina ©
Donner Lake Watersports & Marina
Donner Pass ©
Donner Pass

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Portland

Portland ©

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.
On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stroll around Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Swan Island Dahlias, then snap pictures at St. Johns Bridge, then hike along Forest Park, and finally take in the views from Tilikum Crossing.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Truckee to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in August, plan for much warmer nights in Portland, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
St. Johns Bridge ©
St. Johns Bridge

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kerry Park and Seattle Center. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Gas Works Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Jackson Glacier Overlook. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to Aster Falls in East Glacier Park, about 2h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park visit planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

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