28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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Bismarck
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Denver
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Colorado Springs
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San Francisco
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Cannon Beach
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Seattle
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Glacier National Park
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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, test your problem-solving skills at Fox in a Box Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chicago road trip app.

Fly from New York City to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Historic Fort Snelling and then examine the collection at Julian H. Sleeper House Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, then explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, and then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Chicago to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bismarck online trip builder.

Fly from Minneapolis to Bismarck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, Bismarck is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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 9th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans and then admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bismarck to Denver. Traveling from Bismarck to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Denver sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

Make your Colorado Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Colorado Springs to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to San Francisco. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 16th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cannon Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach holiday builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Cannon Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Seattle

— 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey builder site.

You can fly from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 23rd (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.3
State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.