15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  16​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  20​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: stop by Tattered Cover Book Store and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver vacation planner.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in Denver dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Denver

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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Seattle Center and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle vacation planner.

Getting from Denver to Seattle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Seattle. Traveling from Denver in September, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Portland

Portland ©
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 24th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, hunt for treasures at Portland Saturday Market, then stroll through Oregon Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Powell's City of Books, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): have fun and explore at Exploratorium, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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