17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Hood Meadows and Bruce's Candy Kitchen. Visit Lightship Columbia and Beacon Rock for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Hood River (Mirror Lake Trail & Tom McCall Nature Preserve), Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead (in The Dalles) and Icefire Glassworks (in Cannon Beach). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls, buy something for everyone on your list at Clackamas Town Center, get advice or help at Seaside Civic & Convention Center, and go for a walk through Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Portland is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Portland: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hood River, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Mt. Hood Meadows, Lightship Columbia
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Rock ©
Beacon Rock
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls
Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint

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.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site. On the next day, get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, examine the collection at Park City Utah Summer Attractions, and then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online road trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Portland in February, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, and then cruise along Grand Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel planning website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in February, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (-2°C), and nights are much colder (-18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Weko Park and Three Oaks Recreation Area. Explore hidden gems such as Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse (in Huntley), Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts, Livingston County War Museum, &more) and Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure (in Fair Oaks).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago travel website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pontiac, Weko Park, Three Oaks Recreation Area, Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve ©
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sands Point Preserve, contemplate the long history of Newark Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Hamilton Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Twin Lights Historic Site, then stop by Bridgewater Commons, and then identify plant and animal life at South Mountain Reservation.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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