12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Portland
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Forks
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Columbus
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Rochester
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Gatlinburg
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Biloxi
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
Galveston
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Portland

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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.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portland online journey planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. In February, daytime highs in Portland are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Forks.

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Forks

Forks
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Forks road trip app .

You can drive from Portland to Forks in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. You will leave for Seattle on the 15th (Thu).

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle route builder .

You can drive from Forks to Seattle in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Galveston.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, make a trip to Cloud Gate, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chicago travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Chicago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°F and 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Columbus.

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Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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Columbus

Columbus
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Columbus road trip planning site .

You can fly from Chicago to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Columbus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. You'll set off for Rochester on the 21st (Wed).

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Rochester takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Columbus in February, expect Rochester to be little chillier, temps between 32°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

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Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
The Strong Museum
The Strong Museum
Casa Larga Vineyards
Casa Larga Vineyards

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 22nd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte and then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rochester to Gatlinburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Rochester in February, expect Gatlinburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 52°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Galveston.

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Parks Nature Breweries

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Mount LeConte
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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Biloxi

Biloxi ©
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): try your luck at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and then steep yourself in history at Beauvoir.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Biloxi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Biloxi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Biloxi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in February: high temperatures in Biloxi hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Galveston.

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Beau Rivage Resort & Casino ©
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Beauvoir
Beauvoir

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Galveston

Galveston
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galveston trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Biloxi to Galveston in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Galveston are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Galveston to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Galveston in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Las Vegas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sacramento.

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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Sacramento

Sacramento
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Sacramento in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In February in Sacramento, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off tohome.

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