8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Boulder
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Laramie, Fly to Boise
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons and then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boulder trip planning website.

You can fly from Chicago to Boulder in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boulder, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Milner Pass, get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally trek along Tundra Communities Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hike along Boise River Greenbelt, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then look for gifts at Cinder Wines, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Barbarian Brewing.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boise road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boise in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. In September in Boise, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
On the 17th (Thu), get outside with Reflection Lakes, then trek along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boise to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boise in September: high temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 71°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 18th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Diablo Lake Vista Point.

Plan my trip to North Cascades National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. In September in North Cascades National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.