26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
The Dalles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Baker City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Twin Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Dinosaur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Pueblo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Lamar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Dodge City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Wichita
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Tulsa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
15
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
16
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
17
Waynesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
18
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Baltimore

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is Portland International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Shopping
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Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

1
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The Dalles

The Dalles ©
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall, make a trip to The Dalles Murals, make a trip to Old St. Peter's Landmark, then see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and finally walk around Sorosis Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read The Dalles trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Portland to The Dalles in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in The Dalles are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks Museums
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Sorosis Park ©
Sorosis Park
Old St. Peter's Landmark ©
Old St. Peter's Landmark

1
night
Baker City

Baker City ©
Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Leo Adler House Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baker City tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from The Dalles to Baker City takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from The Dalles in August since evenings lows in Baker City dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Baker City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Leo Adler House Museum ©
Leo Adler House Museum
Chinese Cemetery ©
Chinese Cemetery

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll around Camel's Back Park and then stroll through Boise River Greenbelt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boise trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Baker City to Boise takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Baker City to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Baker City in August since evenings lows in Boise dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Camel's Back Park ©
Camel's Back Park
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

1
day
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 12th (Mon), hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls day trip website .

You can drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Twin Falls to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Twin Falls in August, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site

1
night
Dinosaur

Dinosaur ©
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hike along Harper's Corner and then make a trip to Dinosaur National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dinosaur planning website .

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Dinosaur in 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Dinosaur at 35°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dinosaur to Denver. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pueblo.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

1
night
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, brush up on your military savvy at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and then get outside with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pueblo travel tool .

Traveling by car from Denver to Pueblo takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pueblo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Lamar.

Things to do in Pueblo

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

1
night
Lamar

Lamar
Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Pike's Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Petrified Wood Gas Station.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lamar trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Pueblo to Lamar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Lamar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dodge City.

1
night
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, explore and take pictures at United Wireless Arena, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Trail Tracks, and finally appreciate the history behind Cowboy Statue On Boot Hill.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dodge City day trip planner .

You can drive from Lamar to Dodge City in 3 hours. Traveling from Lamar to Dodge City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
Santa Fe Trail Tracks ©
Santa Fe Trail Tracks

1
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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. On the 20th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo, then examine the collection at Mid-America All-Indian Center, and then make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wichita trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dodge City to Wichita takes 3 hours. August in Wichita sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tulsa.

Things to do in Wichita

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Mid-America All-Indian Center ©
Mid-America All-Indian Center

1
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Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Gilcrease Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Boston Avenue Methodist Church, then admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, and finally walk around River Parks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulsa trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Wichita to Tulsa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tulsa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Parks ©
River Parks
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 22nd (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, then contemplate the long history of Old State House Museum, then examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to The Arkansas River Trail, then get curious at Museum Of Discovery, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Tulsa to Little Rock in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Little Rock sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum

1
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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip builder app .

You can drive from Little Rock to Nashville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, then examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally hike along Craggy Gardens.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Asheville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Waynesboro.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Asheville Pinball Museum ©
Asheville Pinball Museum

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Waynesboro

Waynesboro ©
Waynesboro, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Step off the beaten path and head to Skyline Drive and Bearfence Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Charlottesville (Monticello & University of Virginia). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at P Buckley Moss Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Basic City Beer Co., and steep yourself in history at Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Waynesboro trip maker site .

You can drive from Asheville to Waynesboro in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Waynesboro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Waynesboro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Charlottesville, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Waynesboro to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Traveling from Waynesboro in August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites
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