18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ontario
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pocatello
— 1 night
Drive
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Shoshoni
— 1 night
Drive
7
Ogallala
— 1 night
Drive
8
Shenandoah
— 1 night
Drive
9
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly
10
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly to Washington Dulles, Bus to Charlottesville
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
On the 25th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around South Park Blocks, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation planner.

Paris, France to Portland is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Portland, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport online route maker.

You can drive from Portland to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for much colder days in Newport, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Bend

— 2 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 28th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, then take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bend trip itinerary website.

Drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Bend: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ontario.

Things to do in Bend

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Ontario

— 1 night
Ontario is the largest city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ontario holiday planner.

Getting from Bend to Ontario by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bend in July, with highs in Ontario at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Ontario

Museums

Pocatello

— 1 night
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, relax in the rural setting at Swore Farms, then examine the collection at Bannock County Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Clean, and finally admire the striking features of Trinity Episcopal Church.

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You can drive from Ontario to Pocatello in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ontario in July, expect Pocatello to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shoshoni.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums · Historic Sites

Shoshoni

— 1 night
Shoshoni is a town in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. On the 1st (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Boysen State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shoshoni trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pocatello to Shoshoni in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Pocatello in July, you will find days in Shoshoni are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ogallala.

Things to do in Shoshoni

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ogallala

— 1 night
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake McConaughy and then see the interesting displays at Mansion on the Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ogallala tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Shoshoni to Ogallala takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shoshoni in August: highs in Ogallala hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Shenandoah.

Things to do in Ogallala

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Shenandoah

— 1 night
Shenandoah is a city in Fremont and Page Counties in Iowa. For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ogallala to Shenandoah takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In August in Shenandoah, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Springfield.

Things to do in Shenandoah

Trails · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Springfield

— 1 night

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, get engrossed in the history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and then take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Springfield visit planner.

You can drive from Shenandoah to Springfield in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Lexington

— 3 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville), Claiborne Farm (in Paris) and Louisville (Louisville Mega Cavern & Uptown Art). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, try your luck at Keeneland, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lexington attractions planner.

Fly from Springfield to Lexington in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Lexington is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Lexington

Nature · Parks · Museums · Casinos

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 1 night

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Monticello and then don't miss a visit to University of Virginia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lexington to Charlottesville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites

Richmond

— 2 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): experience rural life at Maymont, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip planning app.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

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.