27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Dyersville
— 1 night
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Ames
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Fort Laramie
— 1 night
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Casper
— 2 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: South Bend (University of Notre Dame, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, &more), Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette) and Morton Arboretum (in Lisle). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dyersville.

Things to do in Chicago

Side Trips

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

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Dyersville

Dyersville ©
Dyersville is a city in eastern Delaware and western Dubuque counties in the U.S. On the 7th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Basilica.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dyersville road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Dyersville takes 4 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dyersville, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ames.

Things to do in Dyersville

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Motor Mill Historic Site ©
Motor Mill Historic Site
St. Francis Basilica ©
St. Francis Basilica
Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum ©
Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum

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Ames

Ames ©
Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. On the 9th (Sun), deepen your understanding at Iowa State University, see the interesting displays at Textile and Clothing Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Reiman Gardens, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Alluvial Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historical Society of Marshall County, contemplate the long history of Edel Blacksmith Shop, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ames online vacation planner.

You can drive from Dyersville to Ames in 3 hours. In August in Ames, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Ames

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Edel Blacksmith Shop ©
Edel Blacksmith Shop
Historical Society of Marshall County ©
Historical Society of Marshall County
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa ©
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Visit Union Station and Fort Osage National Historic Landmark for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden. When in Kansas City, make a side trip to see Jesse James Birthplace Museum in Kearney, approximately Kearney away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, steep yourself in history at Liberty Jail Historic Site, walk around Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, and explore the galleries of Jesse James Bank Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kansas City attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ames to Kansas City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, Kansas City is somewhat warmer than Ames - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fort Laramie.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Jesse James Birthplace Museum ©
Jesse James Birthplace Museum
Union Station ©
Union Station
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark ©
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

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Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie ©
Fort Laramie is a town in Goshen County, Wyoming, United States. On the 14th (Fri), take in the views from Army Iron Bridge and then explore the striking landscape of Fort Laramie National Historic Site.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Fort Laramie day trip site.

You can drive from Kansas City to Fort Laramie in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Fort Laramie is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in August, Fort Laramie is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Fort Laramie

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Laramie National Historic Site ©
Fort Laramie National Historic Site

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Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site and Douglas WWII P.O.W. Camp. Get some historical perspective at College Inn Bar and Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Morad Park, look for gifts at Ugly Bug Fly Shop, see the interesting displays at Werner Wildlife Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Backwards Distilling Company.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Casper holiday planner.

You can drive from Fort Laramie to Casper in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Casper

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
College Inn Bar ©
College Inn Bar
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site
Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 18th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Yellowstone Bear World, admire the striking features of Rexburg Idaho Temple, then examine the collection at Museum of Idaho, and finally make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion, then examine the collection at Collector Corner Museum, and finally stroll around Tautphaus Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Idaho Falls online visit planner.

Drive from Casper to Idaho Falls in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Idaho Falls sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Bear World ©
Yellowstone Bear World
Rexburg Idaho Temple
Rexburg Idaho Temple
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho

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Boise

Boise ©

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Idaho Penitentiary and World Center For Birds of Prey. Get some historical perspective at St. John's Cathedral and Boise Idaho Temple. The adventure continues: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ridge to River Trail System, and stop by Cinder Wines.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Boise itinerary builder.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Boise in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Idaho Falls in August since evenings lows in Boise dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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Portland

Portland ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site and Bush's Pasture Park. Get some historical perspective at Columbia River Highway and The Oregon Garden. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in the views from Tilikum Crossing, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip planning tool.

Getting from Boise to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland. When traveling from Boise in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
The Oregon Garden ©
The Oregon Garden

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the next day, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Bruce Lee Grave Site ©
Bruce Lee Grave Site
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass