29 days in Ephrata, Altoona & Chicago Itinerary

29 days in Ephrata, Altoona & Chicago Itinerary

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29 days in Ephrata, Altoona & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  4​h 30​min
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
— 10 nights
Drive:  9​h
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Seattle


Ephrata ©
Ephrata is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. Explore Ephrata's surroundings by going to Coulee City (Coulee Corridor, Dry Falls, & more), Frenchman Coulee (in Quincy) and Ellensburg (Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center & Gard Vintners). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Blanca Lake Trail, hike along Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach, and take a memorable drive along Stevens Pass Scenic Byway.

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Seattle to Ephrata is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in Ephrata to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Altoona.

Things to do in Ephrata

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State, Coulee Dam, Coulee City, Ellensburg, George
Highlights from your plan
Blanca Lake Trail ©
Blanca Lake Trail
Second Beach ©
Second Beach
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls


Altoona ©
Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Altoona: Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown), Briar Valley Vineyards & Winery (in Bedford) and Somerset (Jager and Friends Dog Park & Kings Covered Bridge). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Great Allegheny Passage, admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, explore the activities along Mauch Chunk Lake, and explore and take pictures at Penn State University.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Altoona trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Ephrata to Altoona with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Ephrata to Altoona is 3 hours. When traveling from Ephrata in August, plan for little chillier days in Altoona, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Altoona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

State College, Ohiopyle, Somerset, Pennsylvania, Hollidaysburg
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Fallingwater ©
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial


A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Empire Builder.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary app .

Getting from Altoona to Chicago by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Altoona in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Chicago. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago