17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 5 nights
2
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Copenhagen

5
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Seaside Civic & Convention Center and Clackamas Town Center. You'll explore and learn at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead and Icefire Glassworks. Venture out of the city with trips to Beacon Rock (in North Bonneville), Tillamook Head (in Seaside) and Hood River (Mirror Lake Trail & Tom McCall Nature Preserve). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Little Zigzag Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Rowena Crest Viewpoint, visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, and look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland sightseeing planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Portland is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Portland, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in February; daily highs in Portland reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Hood River, Little Zigzag Falls, Clackamas Town Center
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Rock ©
Beacon Rock
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site. On your second day here, get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, then stop by Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse, then examine the collection at Park City Utah Summer Attractions, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Portland to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Wheeler Historic Farm ©
Wheeler Historic Farm
Tanger Outlets ©
Tanger Outlets

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of -2°C to lows of -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center ©
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Escape the urban bustle at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve and Weko Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Livingston County War Museum and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts & Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum), Three Oaks Recreation Area (in Crystal Lake) and Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse (in Huntley). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 2°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pontiac, Three Oaks Recreation Area, Weko Park, Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
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 1st (Fri): explore and take pictures at Sands Point Preserve, then get engrossed in the history at Newark Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Hamilton Park. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Twin Lights Historic Site, then stop by Bridgewater Commons, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Mountain Reservation.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. In March in New York City, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Park, Twin Lights Historic Site, Bridgewater Commons, Sands Point Preserve, Newark Museum
Highlights from your plan
Newark Museum ©
Newark Museum
Twin Lights Historic Site ©
Twin Lights Historic Site
South Mountain Reservation ©
South Mountain Reservation

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