52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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Ocean Shores
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Mount Rainier National Park
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Soap Lake
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Coeur d'Alene
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Kalispell
— 4 nights
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Fort Peck
— 1 day
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Medora
— 3 nights
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Fargo
— 2 nights
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Iron Mountain
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Little Falls
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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park
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Keystone
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Deadwood
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Jackson Hole
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Jackpot
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Winnemucca
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San Francisco
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Brookings
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Lincoln City
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Astoria
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Ocean Shores

— 5 nights
Ocean Shores is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. You'll explore and learn at Coastal Interpretive Center and Fusions Gallery. Get some cultural insight at The Polson Museum and Aberdeen Museum of History. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean Shores side-trips: Twin Harbors Beach State Park (in Westport), Quinault Rain Forest (in Olympic National Park) and Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Merriman Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at North Jetty, explore by horseback at Honey Pearl Ranch, look for gifts at Murphy's Homemade Ice Cream & Fudge, and enjoy some diversion at Playtime Family Fun.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocean Shores visit app.

Portland to Ocean Shores is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Ocean Shores hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Ocean Shores

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls, then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Comet Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Wonderland Trail, stroll through Burroughs Mountain Trail, and then hike along Box Canyon Loop.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ocean Shores to Mount Rainier National Park. While traveling from Ocean Shores, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Seattle

— 2 nights

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 29th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then make a trip to Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, then walk around Kerry Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

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

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Soap Lake.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Soap Lake

— 1 night
Soap Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington, on the shores of Soap Lake. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Soap Lake and then examine the collection at Grant County Historical Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Soap Lake online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Soap Lake takes 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect nights in Soap Lake to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Soap Lake

Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), stop by KnitKnit, then walk around McEuen Park, then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and finally explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center, take an in-depth tour of Post Falls Museum, then examine the collection at Northwest Tattoo Museum & Tattooing, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Art Spirit Gallery.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip builder.

You can drive from Soap Lake to Coeur d'Alene in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Soap Lake in July: high temperatures in Coeur d'Alene hover around 85°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Kalispell

— 4 nights
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Let the collections at Northwest Montana History Museum and Hockaday Museum of Art capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Baring Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalispell: Glacier National Park (Siyeh Pass, Trail of the Cedars, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Matthew's Church, stroll through The Whitefish Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and shop like a local with Sunti World Art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kalispell trip builder.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Kalispell in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July since evenings lows in Kalispell dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Peck.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Fort Peck

— 1 day
Fort Peck is a town in Valley County, Montana, United States. Fort Peck Summer Theatre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Fort Peck Lake, get a new perspective on nature at Fort Peck Interpretive Center, and then catch a live performance at Fort Peck Summer Theatre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort Peck day trip planning website.

Drive from Kalispell to Fort Peck in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Kalispell in July, Fort Peck is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Fort Peck

Nature · Parks · Nightlife · Museums

Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, then examine the collection at Billings County Court House Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center, then steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and finally cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Medora trip planner.

Drive from Fort Peck to Medora in 3.5 hours. July in Medora sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fargo.

Things to do in Medora

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Fargo

— 2 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, and finally play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fargo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Medora to Fargo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Fargo due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Duluth.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tom's Historic Logging Camp and The Duluth Depot. Get some cultural insight at Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center and The Lake County Historical Society Museum. Go for a jaunt from Duluth to Two Harbors to see Two Harbors Lighthouse about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, see the interesting displays at Fairlawn Mansion & Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art in the Alley.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Duluth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fargo to Duluth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fargo in July, expect nights in Duluth to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Iron Mountain

— 2 nights
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Menominee Range Historical Museum, get outside with Millie Mine Bat Viewing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain, then make a trip to U.P. Veterans Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Chapin Mine Pit.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Iron Mountain sightseeing site.

You can drive from Duluth to Iron Mountain in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Iron Mountain, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Little Falls.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Little Falls

— 3 nights
Little Falls is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States, near the geographic center of the state. Let the collections at Minnesota Military Museum and Linden Hill capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum and Crosslake Historic Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Little Falls: Deacon's Lodge Golf Course (in Breezy Point), Brainerd (Paul Bunyan Land & Safari North) and Three Bear Waterpark & Craguns Laser Tag (in Baxter). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery and contemplate the waterfront views at Mississippi River.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Little Falls travel route planner.

Getting from Iron Mountain to Little Falls by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Little Falls are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Little Falls

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Explore hidden gems such as Loop Road and Saddle Pass Trail. When in Badlands National Park, make a side trip to see Hurley Butte Horseback Riding in Interior, approximately Interior away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, explore the striking landscape of Homestead Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, and trek along Castle Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Little Falls to Badlands National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Little Falls to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Little Falls in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Keystone

— 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Custer State Park and Horse Thief Lake. Museum-lovers will appreciate Keystone Historical Museum and Custer County 1881 Courthouse. Take a break from Keystone with a short trip to Legion Lake in Custer, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, contemplate the waterfront views at Grace Coolidge Creek, and admire all the interesting features of Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in July, with highs in Keystone at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Deadwood

— 3 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 26th (Mon), stop by Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Adams House, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, make a trip to Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip website.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Deadwood. In July, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend, get great views at Snake River Overlook, then don't miss a visit to Wild By Nature Gallery, then make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, and finally view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, make a trip to Town Square, make a trip to Jackson Hole Shootout, then surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions, and finally get a new perspective on things with Mangis Fishing Guide Services.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Deadwood to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jackson Hole, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackpot.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Jackpot

— 1 night
Jackpot is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Elko County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): try your luck at Barton's Club 93 Casino and then try your luck at Cactus Petes Resort Casino.

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You can drive from Jackson Hole to Jackpot in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in July: high temperatures in Jackpot hover around 91°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Winnemucca.

Things to do in Jackpot

Fun & Games · Casinos

Winnemucca

— 1 night
Winnemucca is the only incorporated city in and is the county seat of Humboldt County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Winnemucca Sand Dunes.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Winnemucca trip planner.

You can drive from Jackpot to Winnemucca in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackpot to Winnemucca. Traveling from Jackpot in July, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Winnemucca. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Winnemucca

Nature · Parks

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lands End, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Winnemucca to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Winnemucca in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brookings.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Brookings

— 2 nights
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at McVay Rock State Recreation Site, then cruise along Welcome to California, then admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park, and finally stroll through Lone Ranch Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myers Creek Beach, examine the collection at Curry Historical Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor, and finally take some stellar pictures from Natural Bridges Viewpoint.

Planning Brookings trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Brookings takes 7 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get slightly colder in Brookings: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln City

— 1 night
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then kick back and relax at Taft Bay, then view the masterpieces at Mossy Creek Pottery, and finally view the masterpieces at Alderhouse Glass Blowers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lincoln City trip planning website.

You can drive from Brookings to Lincoln City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Lincoln City sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Astoria

— 6 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Appreciate the collections at Heritage Museum and Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Seaside (Tillamook Head, Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area, &more), Cape Disappointment Lighthouse (in Ilwaco) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Icefire Glassworks, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Astoria Column, contemplate the long history of Battery Russell, contemplate the waterfront views at Clatsop Spit, and trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Astoria trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lincoln City to Astoria in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lincoln City in August: highs in Astoria hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.