20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  19​h 15​min
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've added Riverwalk Lot, Chicago Riverwalk, Lake Michigan, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago tour planner.

Kansas City to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Lake Michigan
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pioneer Square, Kubota Garden and Snoqualmie Falls. On the 18th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls and then admire the natural beauty at Kubota Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle holiday planner.

Fly from Chicago to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 56°F at night. You'll set off for Astoria on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area as well as Multnomah Falls. On the 21st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion. On the next day, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online itinerary creator.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. You will leave for Cave Junction on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunset State Beach and Point Isabel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Pleasure Point Beach in Santa Cruz--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sunset State Beach, Point Isabel, Pleasure Point Beach
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Pleasure Point Beach ©
Pleasure Point Beach
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get little chillier in Denver: highs are around 66°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

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