17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Columbia
— 1 day
Fly
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly to Chippewa County International Airport, Drive to Grand Marais
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
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Drive to Chippewa County International Airport, Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport, Drive to Chula Vista
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Chula Vista
— 1 night
Drive to San Diego International Airport, Fly to Phoenix
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Columbia

— 1 day

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 19th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, and then test your team's savvy at Escapology Columbia (Vista).

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbia route website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Columbia. In February, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours and then appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Columbia to Pittsburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Columbia, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Pittsburgh, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 24°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours

Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 21st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at 12-Mile Beach, then don't miss a visit to Au Sable Light Station, then see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, and finally stroll around Bayshore Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pittsburgh to Grand Marais. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in February, with highs in Grand Marais at 22°F and lows at 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, then head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Grand Marais to Glacier National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Grand Marais to Glacier National Park. In February, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Marais - with highs of 36°F and lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. When traveling from Glacier National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 50°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 27th (Sat), stroll through California Coastal Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

Make your Redwood National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Seattle to Redwood National Park in 10 hours. When traveling from Seattle in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chula Vista.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Chula Vista

— 1 night
Chula Vista is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area, the seventh largest city in Southern California, the fourteenth largest city in the state of California, and the 76th-largest city in the United States. On the 28th (Sun), join the crowd at Xtreme Adventures, then get outside with Xtreme Adventures, and then step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chula Vista trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Chula Vista with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in February, expect Chula Vista to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Chula Vista

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Venture out of the city with trips to Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and Corral West Horse Adventures (in Goodyear). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and shake up your sightseeing with Stoneman Climbing Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chula Vista to Phoenix with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chula Vista to Phoenix. While traveling from Chula Vista, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk, The Alamo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, test your problem-solving skills at Escapology, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Austin travel planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Austin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in March, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.