30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h
1
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Minneapolis
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Amsterdam

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Silver Beach County Park and Anderson Japanese Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Utica (Starved Rock State Park & Matthiessen State Park), Baker Lake Park (in Peru) and South Bend (University of Notre Dame, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, & more). The adventure continues: hike along Geneva Lake Shore Path, stroll through Galien River County Park, admire the natural beauty at Weber House and Garden, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in June, with highs in Chicago at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

South Bend, Utica, Saint Joseph, Rockford, Galien River County Park
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Beer Tastings & Tours
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

7
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Eagle Center and Munsinger Gardens. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to 65 Vines Winery (in River Falls), Mankato (Seven Mile Creek Park & Red Jacket Trail) and Riverside Park (in Saint Cloud). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, get your game on at FlyOver America, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pepin.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Minneapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Bloomington, Mankato, Owatonna, Red Wing, Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens

8
nights
Portland

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Meares Lighthouse and St. Johns Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Cloud and Leaf Bookstore (in Manzanita), Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park) and Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more). Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and sample the fine beverages at House Spirits Distillery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland road trip app .

Fly from Minneapolis to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portland, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, Natalies Estate Winery, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

7
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Worden State Park and Point Defiance Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), The Rothschild House (in Port Townsend) and Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum & Chihuly Bridge of Glass). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of University of Washington, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sunset Hill Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip app .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Tacoma, Washington State, Port Townsend, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

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