12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
2
Portland
— 1 night
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
5
Keystone
— 1 night
6
Medora
— 1 night
7
Fargo
— 1 night
8
Eau Claire
— 1 night

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene online trip itinerary maker.

Chicago to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Coeur d'Alene is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Coeur d'Alene. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

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Portland

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.
On the 25th (Tue), stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, thenhead outdoors with Portland Timbers, thentake in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Coeur d'Alene to Portland in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 26th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): trek along Presidential Trail, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, thenstop by Goodtyme Photo, and finally cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone online road trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Keystone: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
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Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora journey tool.

Getting from Keystone to Medora by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fargo.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 2nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, thendeepen your understanding at North Dakota State University, and then tee off at Edgewood Golf.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fargo online journey planner.

Drive from Medora to Fargo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Medora in September since evenings lows in Fargo dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Eau Claire.

Things to do in Fargo

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf
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Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church
North Dakota State University ©
North Dakota State University

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Eau Claire

Eau Claire ©
Eau Claire is a city in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties in the west-central part of the U.S. On the 3rd (Thu), grab your bike and head to Chippewa River Trail, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Chippewa Valley, thensample the tasty concoctions at Lazy Monk Brewing, and finally walk around Carson Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Eau Claire tour itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fargo to Eau Claire. September in Eau Claire sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eau Claire

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chippewa Falls
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Chippewa Valley ©
Chippewa Valley
Carson Park ©
Carson Park
Lazy Monk Brewing ©
Lazy Monk Brewing

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