26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Portland
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
The Dalles
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Baker City
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Twin Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Dinosaur
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
8
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Pueblo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Lamar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Dodge City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Wichita
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
13
Tulsa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
14
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
15
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
16
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
17
Waynesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
18
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
End: Baltimore

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nights
Portland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and St. Johns Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in the views from Tilikum Crossing, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the natural beauty at Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Portland travel planning site.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Portland International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

1
night
The Dalles

The Dalles ©
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall, don't miss a visit to The Dalles Murals, then make a trip to Old St. Peter's Landmark, then examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and finally stroll around Sorosis Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the The Dalles trip maker.

You can drive from Portland to The Dalles in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in The Dalles, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Baker City.

Things to do in The Dalles

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum ©
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
Old St. Peter's Landmark ©
Old St. Peter's Landmark
Sorosis Park ©
Sorosis Park

1
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Baker City

Baker City ©
Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Leo Adler House Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and then stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Baker City road trip website.

Getting from The Dalles to Baker City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from The Dalles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Baker City, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Baker City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Leo Adler House Museum ©
Leo Adler House Museum
Chinese Cemetery ©
Chinese Cemetery

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nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): walk around Camel's Back Park and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boise trip planner.

You can drive from Baker City to Boise in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Baker City to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baker City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boise, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake River Canyon Trail, then snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Twin Falls trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Twin Falls, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip builder tool.

Fly from Twin Falls to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Twin Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site

1
night
Dinosaur

Dinosaur ©
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Wed), hike along Harper's Corner and then delve into the distant past at Dinosaur National Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dinosaur using our trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Dinosaur by car takes about 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Dinosaur hover around 35°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument

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nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): catch a live event at Coors Field and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Denver driving holiday planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dinosaur to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pueblo.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Lookout Mountain, Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

1
night
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, then brush up on your military savvy at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and then head outdoors with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pueblo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Pueblo takes 2 hours. August in Pueblo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lamar.

Things to do in Pueblo

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

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night
Lamar

Lamar
Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Pike's Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Petrified Wood Gas Station.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lamar journey planner.

You can drive from Pueblo to Lamar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dodge City.

1
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Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, see where the action happens at United Wireless Arena, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Trail Tracks, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cowboy Statue On Boot Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dodge City travel planner.

Getting from Lamar to Dodge City by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Lamar to Dodge City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Dodge City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
Santa Fe Trail Tracks ©
Santa Fe Trail Tracks

1
night
Wichita

Wichita ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo, examine the collection at Mid-America All-Indian Center, and then make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wichita trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dodge City to Wichita in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wichita are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tulsa.

Things to do in Wichita

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Mid-America All-Indian Center
Mid-America All-Indian Center

1
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Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Gilcrease Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boston Avenue Methodist Church, then admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, and finally walk around River Parks.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tulsa trip planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Tulsa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Parks ©
River Parks
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum

1
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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, then get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum & Store, and finally admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Arkansas River Trail, get curious at Museum Of Discovery, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Little Rock holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Little Rock takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Little Rock are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Arkansas State Capitol ©
Arkansas State Capitol

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville tour builder.

Getting from Little Rock to Nashville by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 25th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, then see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Craggy Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville visit planner.

Drive from Nashville to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Nashville to Asheville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Waynesboro.

Things to do in Asheville

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Asheville Pinball Museum ©
Asheville Pinball Museum

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Waynesboro

Waynesboro ©
Waynesboro, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Step off the beaten path and head to Skyline Drive and P Buckley Moss Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waynesboro: Charlottesville (Monticello & University of Virginia) and Bearfence Mountain (in Shenandoah National Park). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Basic City Beer Co. and contemplate the long history of Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Waynesboro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Waynesboro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Waynesboro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Waynesboro

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waynesboro to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Traveling from Waynesboro in August, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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