16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  3​h
1
Portland
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Boulder City
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Tucson
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Austin
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Alamo Heights
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
9
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Reading
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Seattle

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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 3rd (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Washington Park, and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland vacation planner.

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Washington Park ©
Washington Park
Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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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 4th (Wed): get curious at California Academy of Sciences, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, then make a trip to Lyon Street, and finally take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boulder City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
The Embarcadero ©
The Embarcadero

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day
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, see the interesting displays at Nevada State Railroad Museum, then explore the world behind art at St. Jude's Children's Art Museum of Nevada, and finally admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boulder City trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Boulder City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Boulder City: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nevada State Railroad Museum ©
Nevada State Railroad Museum
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum ©
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 6th (Fri), hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, get great views at Yaki Point, then get great views at Navajo Point, then enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bright Angel History Room.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boulder City in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel History Room ©
Bright Angel History Room
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

1
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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tucson Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Tucson Arizona Temple.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tucson trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 92°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tucson Arizona Temple ©
Tucson Arizona Temple

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company, see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cruz Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect Santa Fe to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

1
day
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel Dulcinea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara, then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, then examine the collection at Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Austin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in September: high temperatures in Austin hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Alamo Heights.

Things to do in Austin

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Dulcinea ©
Chapel Dulcinea
Sitagu Buddha Vihara ©
Sitagu Buddha Vihara

1
night
Alamo Heights

Alamo Heights ©
Alamo Heights is an incorporated city that is surrounded by the city of San Antonio in Bexar County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Toilet Seat Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alamo Heights tour planning tool .

Drive from Austin to Alamo Heights in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Alamo Heights

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Toilet Seat Museum ©
Toilet Seat Museum

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Chicago River, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then get engrossed in the history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Angels. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, then admire the striking features of Marquette Building, and finally walk around Maggie Daley Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alamo Heights to Chicago. Traveling from Alamo Heights in September, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Reading.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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Reading

Reading ©
Reading, is the county seat of Berks County and with a population of 87,575 is the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, then see the interesting displays at Reading Public Museum, then see the interesting displays at Berks County Heritage Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Conrad Weiser Homestead.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reading tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Reading. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Reading, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Reading

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Conrad Weiser Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Berks County Heritage Center ©
Berks County Heritage Center
Conrad Weiser Homestead
Conrad Weiser Homestead
Reading Public Museum
Reading Public Museum

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, then examine the collection at The Clemente Museum, and finally wander the streets of The Strip District.

Make your Pittsburgh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reading to Pittsburgh. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Strip District ©
Strip District
The Clemente Museum ©
The Clemente Museum

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night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 17th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Erie Street Cemetery, see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House, see the interesting displays at Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Dominic Catholic Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cleveland online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cleveland sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Dominic Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House
St Dominic Catholic Church ©
St Dominic Catholic Church

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Saint Louis

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, examine the collection at International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, then explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis day trip website .

You can fly from Cleveland to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in September: highs in Saint Louis hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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