22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  1​h
1
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sacramento
— 1 night
4
Reno
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 2 nights
8
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Plymouth
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
10
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Portland

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. On the 28th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Theme Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and then admire the majestic nature at Silver Falls State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salem trip itinerary planning website .

Portland to Salem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, Silver Falls State Park, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls and then admire the majestic nature at Beacon Rock State Park. On your second day here, stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner .

Getting from Salem to Portland by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Beacon Rock State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento, then admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally examine the collection at California State Capitol Museum.

Make your Sacramento itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Sacramento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Sacramento hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Reno.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks
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California State Railroad Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

2
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burnt Cedar Beach and then cool off at Incline Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Cove Beach, and then examine the collection at Fourth Ward School Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reno journey tool .

Drive from Sacramento to Reno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus. In August in Reno, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Reno

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Incline Village, Fourth Ward School Museum
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Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Fourth Ward School Museum ©
Fourth Ward School Museum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whihala Beach Co Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at The Field Museum, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chicago, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reno to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Reno to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Reno in August, you will find days in Chicago are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Whihala Beach
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at George Washington's Mount Vernon and National Gallery of Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Tomb of the Unknowns. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online day trip planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Frick Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at 8th Ave Jetty.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday builder site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

8th Ave Jetty
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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ©
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is a city in western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Emily Dickinson Museum and then examine the collection at Basketball Hall of Fame.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Springfield vacation builder website .

Drive from New York City to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Springfield, with lows around 57°F. You will leave for Plymouth on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Emily Dickinson Museum
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Basketball Hall of Fame ©
Basketball Hall of Fame
Emily Dickinson Museum ©
Emily Dickinson Museum

3
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Visit Head of the Meadow Beach and Parkers River Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like White Crest Beach and Crosby Landing Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Plymouth with an excursion to Long Point in Provincetown--about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Plymouth road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Springfield to Plymouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Plymouth, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Plymouth

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Long Point, White Crest Beach, Parkers River Beach, Head of the Meadow Beach, Crosby Landing Beach
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Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
White Crest Beach ©
White Crest Beach
Head of the Meadow Beach ©
Head of the Meadow Beach

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nahant Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Boston day trip tool .

You can drive from Plymouth to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Boston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nahant Beach
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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