18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Boston
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Seattle
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Denver
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Badlands National Park
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Chicago
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Nashville
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Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, stroll around Boston Common, and stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston holiday site.

Philadelphia to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, Boston is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to ILovekickboxing in Kirkland (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Seattle takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Flatirons (in Boulder) and Colorado Springs (U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum & Garden of the Gods). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Denver to Badlands National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Badlands National Park in April, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the striking features of Downtown Presbyterian Church, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Nashville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.