17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Drive
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Saint Louis
— 1 day
Fly
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South Bend
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly to Duluth, Drive to Ely
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Ely
— 1 night
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis

— 1 day

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 15th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Francis Xavier Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online trip itinerary maker.

Springfield to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to South Bend.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

South Bend

— 1 night
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Studebaker National Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and then make a trip to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the South Bend trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to South Bend takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to South Bend. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in March; daily highs in South Bend reach 44°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Field Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and Pleasant Home. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Getting from South Bend to Chicago by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from South Bend to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Ely.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and then get outside with White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ely tour builder site.

Getting from Chicago to Ely by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Chicago in March, plan for slightly colder days in Ely, with highs around 33°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Manzanita Beach and Hug Point State Recreation Site. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach holiday planning website.

You can fly from Ely to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ely to Cannon Beach is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Ely in March, expect Cannon Beach to be much hotter, temps between 54°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 24th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then stroll through Ruby Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Crescent and then stroll through Rialto Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park tour builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Visiting Discover Nature and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and Glasshouse Studio. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. In March in Seattle, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along The Narrows.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip app.

Fly from Seattle to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in March, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (64°F), and nights are a bit cooler (30°F). You will leave for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

United States travel guide

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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.