22 days in Midwest, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

22 days in Midwest, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4 h
1
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Springfield (Dana-Thomas House & Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, examine the collection at Campbell House Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis road trip website.

Washington DC to Saint Louis is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect little chillier with lows of 68°F in Saint Louis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Springfield
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Little Arabia District, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Sequim (Graysmarsh Berry Farm, B&B Family Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier nights in Seattle, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sequim, Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and then take a memorable drive along Needles Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, and then make a trip to Brule.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Keystone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Keystone. Traveling from Seattle in July, Keystone is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, South Dakota, Brule
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planning app.

You can fly from Keystone to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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