31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
1
Schaumburg
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Issaquah
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Redmond
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Kirkland
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Des Moines

8
nights
Schaumburg

Schaumburg ©
Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County and DuPage County in northeastern Illinois, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Atwater Park & Beach and Fox Brook Park. Take a break from the city and head to Volo Bog State Natural Area and Bender Park Waterfront. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Schaumburg: Milwaukee (Basilica of St. Josaphat, North Point Water Tower, & more), Oak Park (Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, & more) and Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, identify plant and animal life at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, and take in the awesome beauty at Lapham Peak.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Schaumburg road trip planner .

Des Moines to Schaumburg is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Schaumburg, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Issaquah.

Things to do in Schaumburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Park, Milwaukee, Swallow Cliff Stairs, Busse Woods Trail System, Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Spring Valley ©
Spring Valley
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park

5
nights
Issaquah

Issaquah ©
Issaquah is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Get in touch with nature at Skyline Trail and Mount Rainier. Explore Issaquah's surroundings by going to Comet Falls (in Mount Rainier National Park), Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area (in North Bend) and Tahoma National Cemetery (in Kent). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Duthie Hill Park, identify plant and animal life at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and hike along Poo Poo Point - Chirico Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Issaquah journey maker app .

Explore your travel options from Schaumburg to Issaquah with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Schaumburg to Issaquah due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Schaumburg in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Issaquah, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Redmond.

Things to do in Issaquah

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, Tahoma National Cemetery, Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Duthie Hill Park ©
Duthie Hill Park

4
nights
Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located 16mi east of Seattle, within the Seattle metropolitan area. Step out of the city life by going to Brightwater Center and Wallace Falls State Park. Explore Redmond's surroundings by going to Centennial Trail (in Snohomish), Granite Falls (Mountain Loop Highway & Granite Falls) and Paradise Valley Conservation Area (in Woodinville). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Sammamish River Trail, examine the collection at Real Life Exhibit Seattle, enjoy the sand and surf at Idylwood Beach Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Ebey Waterfront Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Redmond online trip maker .

Redmond is just a stone's throw from Issaquah. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Kirkland.

Things to do in Redmond

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Woodinville, Granite Falls, Wallace Falls State Park, Ebey Waterfront Park, Centennial Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sammamish River Trail ©
Sammamish River Trail
Granite Falls ©
Granite Falls
Wallace Falls State Park ©
Wallace Falls State Park

5
nights
Kirkland

Kirkland ©
Kirkland is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum and Hindu Temple & Cultural Center. Visiting Mercer Slough Nature Park and Picnic Point Park will get you outdoors. Explore Kirkland's surroundings by going to Skagit Wildlife Area (in Mount Vernon) and Edmonds (Edmonds Historical Museum, Meadowdale Beach Park, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park, admire the majestic nature at Bridle Trails State Park, walk around Waverly Beach Park, and get great views at Diablo Lake Overlook.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kirkland journey builder website .

Kirkland is just a stone's throw from Redmond. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Kirkland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Edmonds, Bellevue, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Diablo Lake Overlook, Hindu Temple & Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Bellevue Square ©
Bellevue Square

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pioneer Square and Seattle Art Museum. Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Staircase Rapids Nature Trail. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to West Hybloes Wetlands Park (in Federal Way), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and enjoy the sand and surf at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip itinerary builder .

Seattle is just a short distance from Kirkland. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

West Hybloes Wetlands Park, Northwest Maritime Center, Staircase Rapids Nature Trail, Bloedel Reserve, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market