27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
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Cleveland
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Chicago
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Des Moines
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Cheyenne
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Boise
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Seattle
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Portland
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Bend
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Gualala
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Pittsburgh — 1 night

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip builder.

Brooklyn to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brooklyn in August since evenings lows in Pittsburgh dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 2 nights

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): try your luck at JACK Thistledown Racino, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of West Side Market, get to know the resident critters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Millennium Park, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning site.

Fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Chicago. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Des Moines.
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Des Moines — 2 nights

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Drew's Chocolates, then get to know the resident critters at Blank Park Zoo, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in the views from High Trestle Trail Bridge, make a splash at Adventureland, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Riverwalk Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Des Moines online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Des Moines takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cheyenne.
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Cheyenne — 2 nights

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cheyenne trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Des Moines to Cheyenne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Des Moines in August since evenings lows in Cheyenne dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 19th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cheyenne to Grand Teton National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cheyenne in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Teton National Park, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Boise.
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Boise — 2 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through World Center For Birds of Prey and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, then ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodland Empire Brewery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boise trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Boise in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Boise at 91°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle attractions planning app.

You can fly from Boise to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boise in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.
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Portland — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bend.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Deschutes River, admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, and then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend trip builder app.

You can fly from Portland to Bend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Bend, with lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Gualala.
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Gualala — 2 nights

Gualala is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County in the U.S. state of California. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Gualala Point Regional Park, enjoy the sea views from Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, and then trek along Bluff Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gualala online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bend to Gualala. Traveling from Bend in September, expect Gualala to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 52°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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