17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 5 nights

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Chicago

Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Andy's Jazz Club as well as Jazz Showcase. The Magnificent Mile and Butler Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as New Buffalo Public Beach and Chicago Botanic Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Shady Creek Winery (in Michigan City) and Simmons Island Beach (in Kenosha). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

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Little Rock to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Little Rock in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 83°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Shady Creek Winery ©
Shady Creek Winery

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Niagara Falls Observation Tower and 21 Brix Winery. Get a sense of the local culture at Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff and Jell-O Gallery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Buffalo (Kleinhans Music Hall & Elmwood Village) and Lily Dale Assembly (in Lily Dale). There's more to do: try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Casinos · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Seneca Niagara Casino
21 Brix Winery ©
21 Brix Winery
Jell-O Gallery Museum ©
Jell-O Gallery Museum

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Portland

Portland ©

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum and Maine State Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Owls Head Transportation Museum and Footbridge Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Reid State Park (in Georgetown), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Cellardoor Winery (in Lincolnville). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mother's Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Portland by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Maine State Museum ©
Maine State Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Missouri Civil War Museum. Stone Hill Winery and Missouri History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Hermann (Adam Puchta Winery & Hermannhof Vineyards), Wood Hat Spirits Distillery (in New Florence) and Hannibal (Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse & Rockcliffe Mansion). And it doesn't end there: walk around Forest Park, enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at City Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Saint Louis takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in July: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 89°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
Adam Puchta Winery ©
Adam Puchta Winery

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