15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Tacoma
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at City Museum, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, and then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip itinerary builder website .

Atlanta to Saint Louis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint Louis when traveling from Atlanta in August, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
City Museum ©
City Museum
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bingham Waggoner Estate, then take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Union Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip planner .

Fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kansas City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Union Station ©
Union Station

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Byers-Evans House, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and then explore and take pictures at Temple Square.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in August, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boise travel tool .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Boise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

2
nights
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 9th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Multnomah Falls, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then stroll around Forest Park, and finally hike along Wildwood Trail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland holiday site .

You can fly from Boise to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boise in August, plan for little chillier days in Portland, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ellinor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Tolmie State Park, gain insight at Nisqually Reach Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olympia route planning app .

You can drive from Portland to Olympia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in August, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Olympia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tacoma.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mount Ellinor
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, stroll through 5 Mile Drive & Trails, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Park, and finally kick back and relax at Owen Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tacoma trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Tacoma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tacoma are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seattle.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails

3
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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, stroll through Alki Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Tacoma to Seattle in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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