15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Boise
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Tacoma
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at City Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, then identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary maker tool.

Atlanta to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-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. Traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for little chillier nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Union Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Saint Louis to Kansas City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Denver is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kansas City in August since evenings lows in Denver dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Adventure · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip builder site.

Fly from Denver to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 92°F and lows about 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

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boise trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Boise in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Portland

— 2 nights

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 9th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, hike along Forest Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Boise in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olympia

— 2 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species 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 next day: explore the activities along Tolmie State Park, then stroll through Nisqually Reach Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Olympia route maker app.

You can drive from Portland to Olympia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Olympia when traveling from Portland in August, with lows around 52°F. 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

Tacoma

— 1 night
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum, trek along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Park, and finally stroll through Owen Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tacoma sightseeing planner.

Getting from Olympia to Tacoma by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tacoma can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Seattle

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online day trip planner.

Getting from Tacoma to Seattle by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Seattle, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.