15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Minneapolis
— 1 day
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
7
Portland
— 2 nights
8
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
10
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): work some fitness into your day at Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at St. Anthony Falls, and finally stop by Candyland.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Minneapolis holiday maker site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In August, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Candyland
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Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Mill Ruins Park ©
Mill Ruins Park
St. Anthony Falls ©
St. Anthony Falls

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and design of Aspen Music Festival and School, grab your bike and head to Castle Creek Road, and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. On the next day, hike along Grottos Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aspen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Aspen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Aspen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, then walk around Buena Vista River Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip planning website.

Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Sundance and Friends ©
Sundance and Friends

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along Palmer Park, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then head outdoors with Adventures Out West, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planning app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adventures Out West
Highlights from your plan
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Kolob Terrace Road and then get outside with The Subway.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Zion National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Subway ©
The Subway

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe, stroll through Kiva Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip website.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to South Lake Tahoe. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 81°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe ©
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get outside with Portland Timbers, hike along Forest Park, then take a stroll through Alberta Street, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wintler Community Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland journey website.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Portland takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wintler Community Park
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Alberta Street ©
Alberta Street

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip maker.

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get slightly colder in Cannon Beach: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Avalanche Lake and Baring Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, and hike along Goat Lick Overlook.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

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