28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Bus:  8​h
1
Fort Collins
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Bozeman
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Rockville
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Washington DC

7
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Old Fall River Road. Get a sense of the local culture at Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site and Cheyenne Depot Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Collins side-trips: Alluvial Fan (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Ames Monument (in Buford) and Laramie (Medicine Bow National Forest, Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, & more). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, grab your bike and head to Pineridge Natural Area, trek along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort Collins day trip site .

Washington DC to Fort Collins is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Fort Collins, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in Fort Collins dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Laramie, Cheyenne, Rocky Mountain National Park, Ames Monument
Highlights from your plan
Odell Brewing Company ©
Odell Brewing Company
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

6
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Visit Downtown Bozeman and World Museum of Mining for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Roosevelt Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: River Rafting & Tubing (in Gardiner), Yellowstone National Park (Old Gardiner Road, Golden Gate Canyon, & more) and Yellowstone River (in West Yellowstone). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, and trek along Ousel Falls Trail.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fort Collins to Bozeman takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Fort Collins in June, things will get little chillier in Bozeman: highs are around 77°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Butte, Gardiner, Big Sky, Deer Lodge
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tower Fall ©
Tower Fall
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining

7
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at Chicago Riverwalk and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette), Basilica of St. Josaphat (in Milwaukee) and Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville). And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Garfield Park Conservatory, admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online road trip planner .

Fly from Bozeman to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bozeman to Chicago. Traveling from Bozeman in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chicago, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rockville.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Basilica of St. Josaphat, Baha'i House of Worship, Riverwalk Lot, Wind Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Skyline ©
Chicago Skyline
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot

7
nights
Rockville

Rockville ©
Rockville is a city located in the central region of Montgomery County, Maryland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Antietam National Battlefield. Escape the urban bustle at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and Croydon Creek Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockville: Gettysburg (Devils Den, Shriver House Museum, & more), Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville) and Sagamore Spirit Distillery (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, admire the landmark architecture of Rockville B&O Railroad Station, contemplate the long history of Glenview Mansion, and get engrossed in the history at NRA National Firearms Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rockville trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chicago to Rockville. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rockville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Baltimore, NRA National Firearms Museum, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Catoctin Creek Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Glenview Mansion ©
Glenview Mansion
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike

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