31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Wichita
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Branson
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Mason City
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Fargo
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 1 night

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Adams House and then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Black Hill National Cemetery, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, and finally explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City holiday planner.

Salt Lake City to Rapid City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect Rapid City to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Rapid City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Adams House
4.6
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Art Gallery
Scott Jacobs Studio
4.9

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at NDGA National Glass Museum, admire the masterpieces at Wichita Art Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Old Cowtown Museum. On the next day, go deep underground at Strataca, get engrossed in the history at Hillboro Museums, and then take an in-depth tour of Kauffman Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wichita trip planning website.

You can fly from Rapid City to Wichita in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in October; daily highs in Wichita reach 75°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Hillboro Museums
5.0
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Specialty Museum
Strataca
4.8
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History Museum
Kauffman Museum
4.8

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Santa Fe Depot Museum and Plaza, learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. On the next day, admire the striking features of St Pauls Episcopal Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Old Round Barn, then brush up on your military savvy at 45th Infantry Division Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Oklahoma City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, view the masterpieces at Harry Ransom Center, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, learn more about the world around you at Texas Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally see the interesting displays at Dick's Classic Garage.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip site.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in October; daily highs in Austin reach 85°F and lows reach 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Government Building
Texas State Capitol
4.7
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Art Gallery
Harry Ransom Center
4.6

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the galleries of The Alamo, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Mission Espada, get engrossed in the history at Institute of Texan Cultures, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, view the masterpieces at Blue Star Contemporary, then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
The Alamo
4.4

3
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and Jackson Square. Do your shopping at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see Oak Alley Plantation about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in October, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Highlights from your trip
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Must see
French Quarter
4.1
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Historic Walking Area
Garden District
4.7

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs holiday planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Hot Springs by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Hot Springs: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Anthony Chapel
4.8
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Historic Site
Fordyce Bathhouse
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Bathhouse Row
4.5

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Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Golden Pioneer Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Eureka Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in October, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Golden Pioneer Museum
4.7
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Religious Site
Thorncrown Chapel
4.7

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Branson

Branson ©

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, browse the exhibits of Titanic Museum, walk around Bonniebrook Park, then get a new perspective on nature at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Code.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Branson attractions planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Branson in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Branson are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Titanic Museum
4.5
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Natural History Museum
Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
4.8

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 17th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, examine the collection at City Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, then learn about all things military at Sappington House & Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
City Museum
4.7
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Military Museum
Sappington House & Museum
4.8

2
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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 19th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Gesu, then take an in-depth tour of Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Old World Wisconsin. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Basilica of St. Josaphat, explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, shop like a local with Cedarburg Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Milwaukee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Saint Louis in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Milwaukee, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Basilica of St. Josaphat
4.8
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Religious Site
Holy Hill
4.8

2
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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

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 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Gammelgarden Museum, get your game on at Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and finally examine the collection at Julian H. Sleeper House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Northfield Historical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Watt Munisotaram, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Wabasha Street Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis journey planning tool.

You can fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Watt Munisotaram
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Gammelgarden Museum
4.8

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Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Park Inn Hotel, steep yourself in history at Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District, contemplate the long history of Stockman House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Meredith Willson Boyhood Home.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mason City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Mason City takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mason City can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Mason City

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Stockman House Museum
4.6
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Architectural Building
Historic Park Inn Hotel
4.8

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Fort Atkinson, take an in-depth tour of Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at Boys Town, then examine the collection at Museum Of Shadows, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Omaha trip itinerary site.

Getting from Mason City to Omaha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mason City in October since evenings lows in Omaha dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Museum Of Shadows
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Fort Atkinson
4.5

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fargo holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Fargo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Fargo is little chillier than Omaha - with highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then catch a live performance at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Falls attractions tool.

You can fly from Fargo to Great Falls in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Great Falls sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
4.8

2
nights
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 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally examine the collection at The Center for Wooden Boats. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Great Falls to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Great Falls in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Museum of Flight
4.8
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Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
4.3

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, get a taste of the local shopping with Live Laugh Love Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then get a taste of the local shopping with Northwest (Nob Hill), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip site.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Powell's City of Books
4.8
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Art Gallery
Live Laugh Love Art
4.8

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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.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, get your game on at Boise Escape, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Escape Games.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boise online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Boise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise. Traveling from Portland in October, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Boise. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Old Idaho Penitentiary
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Warhawk Air Museum
4.8
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Religious Site
St. John's Cathedral
4.9

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