8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Fly to Hector International Airport, Drive to Grand Forks
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Grand Forks
— 1 night
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Drive to Hector International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Drive to Minnetonka
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Minnetonka
— 1 night
Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and then get outside with Portland Timbers.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Portland sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 14th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at Timberline Adventures and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Coeur d'Alene takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, Coeur d'Alene is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

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Great Falls

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

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You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Great Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Great Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Museums

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Grand Forks

Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, play a few rounds at King's Walk Golf Course, and then take an in-depth tour of Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Forks trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Falls to Grand Forks with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Great Falls to Grand Forks. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Minnetonka.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Museums · Outdoors · Golf

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Minnetonka

Minnetonka is a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, eight miles (13 km) west of Minneapolis. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Park Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Springbrook Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Minnetonka trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Forks to Minnetonka with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Forks in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Minnetonka, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minnetonka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Fri), wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Minnetonka to Chicago. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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.