17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  45​min
1
Brooklyn
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Reno
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brooklyn visit planner .

Newark to Brooklyn is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge

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.
Let the collections at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Ecola State Park (in Cannon Beach), White Rose Estate (in Dayton) and Flavel House Museum (in Astoria). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, identify plant and animal life at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, and examine the collection at Portland Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Brooklyn to Portland takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brooklyn to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brooklyn in March: high temperatures in Portland hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, White Rose Estate
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 21st (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk and then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Churchill State Historic Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reno trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Portland to Reno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reno when traveling from Portland in March, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Reno

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nevada State Museum, Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum
Fort Churchill State Historic Park ©

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 23rd (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Getting from Reno to Los Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Reno in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 26th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Roxborough State Park, steep yourself in history at Union Station, and then browse the collection at Denver Public Library.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Denver is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 55°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Roxborough State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 29th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Denver to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Chicago is 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in March, plan for slightly colder days in Chicago, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fallingwater and The Strip District. Let the collections at Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Senator John Heinz History Center capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Kentuck Knob in Chalk Hill (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Andy Warhol Museum and get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Chicago to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Pittsburgh is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob
Highlights from your plan
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Carnegie Museum of Natural History ©
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning

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