16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly to Minot International Airport, Drive to Rugby
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Rugby
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Michigan City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Quad City International Airport, Drive to Bettendorf
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Bettendorf
— 2 nights
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Drive to Quad City International Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then look for gifts at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, and finally don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. 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 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rugby.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Rugby

— 1 night
Rugby is a city in, and the county seat of, Pierce County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Geographical Center of North America.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rugby holiday builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Rugby. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Rugby. You will leave for Duluth on the 23rd (Tue).
Highlights from your trip

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Castle Danger Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Canal Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Duluth route planning tool.

You can drive from Rugby to Duluth in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rugby in August since evenings lows in Duluth dip to 59°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Michigan City.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Michigan City

— 2 nights
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Stateline Blueberries, do a tasting at Shady Creek Winery, then explore the striking landscape of Indiana Dunes National Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Resurrection. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Washington Park Zoo.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Michigan City route builder tool.

You can fly from Duluth to Michigan City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Michigan City are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Buffalo.

Things to do in Michigan City

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, wander the streets of Elmwood Village, then contemplate the long history of Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, and finally make a trip to Canalside. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn and then look for gifts at Broadway Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Buffalo online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Michigan City to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Michigan City to Buffalo due to the time zone difference. In August in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, go for a walk through Times Square, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: put fashion in focus at Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buffalo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bettendorf.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Bettendorf

— 2 nights
Bettendorf is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House, browse for treasures at Antique Archeology, then get engrossed in the history at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Pine Creek Grist Mill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bettendorf day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New York City to Bettendorf. Traveling from New York City to Bettendorf, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Bettendorf dip to 61°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bettendorf

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bettendorf to Yellowstone National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bettendorf to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from Bettendorf, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.