11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Estacada
— 1 night
Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Kalamazoo
— 2 nights
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Walnut Grove
— 1 night
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De Smet
— 1 night
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Drive to Huron Regional Airport, Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Estacada
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Estacada
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Estacada

— 1 night
Estacada is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, about 30mi southeast of Portland. On the 4th (Wed), hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Estacada journey builder app.

Seattle to Estacada is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Estacada

Nature · Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Custer State Park (in Custer). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile, and brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Estacada to Rapid City. Traveling from Estacada to Rapid City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kalamazoo

— 2 nights
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamazoo River Valley Trail and then examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kalamazoo Farmers Market.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalamazoo itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rapid City to Kalamazoo. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rapid City to Kalamazoo due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Kalamazoo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Walnut Grove.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Outdoors · Trails · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Walnut Grove

— 1 night
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ingalls' Homestead, and then stop by Plum Creek.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Walnut Grove itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kalamazoo to Walnut Grove in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Walnut Grove are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Historic Sites · Museums
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De Smet

— 1 night
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes and then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the De Smet itinerary planner.

You can drive from Walnut Grove to De Smet in 2 hours. In August in De Smet, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Estacada.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites

Estacada

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Trillium Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Bagby Hot Springs and then admire the majestic nature at Silver Falls State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Estacada online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from De Smet to Estacada. Traveling from De Smet to Estacada, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estacada

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.