20 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Buhl
— 3 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Portland — 3 nights

City of Roses

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Step out of Portland to go to Bridal Veil and see Multnomah Falls, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, identify plant and animal life at Volcano Lands - Private Tours, take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland travel route builder tool.

Cebu City, Philippines to Portland is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cebu City in January; daily highs in Portland reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. You'll set off for Buhl on the 6th (Fri).
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Buhl — 3 nights

Buhl is a city located on the old Oregon Trail in the western half of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 7th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Three Island Crossing State Park and then take in the natural beauty of Banbury Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hagerman State Fish Hatchery, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Miracle Hot Springs, then explore the stunning scenery at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, and finally admire the engineering at Lower Salmon Falls Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Buhl trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Buhl by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Portland to Buhl, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in January, with highs in Buhl at 2°C and lows at -7°C. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 9th (Mon).
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 3 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, and finally examine the collection at Moraine Park Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hallett Peak, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Buhl to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Buhl in January, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (-8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 4 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Cecilia's Cathedral and Saint Mary Catholic Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of American Speed and Joslyn Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Prairie Queen Recreation Area (in Papillion), Fontenelle Forest Nature Center (in Bellevue) and Omaha (Old Market & Room Escape Games). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Lincoln Children's Museum, ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Lincoln by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in January; daily highs in Lincoln reach 2°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 3 nights

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 17th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, then identify plant and animal life at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kirkwood Farmers’ Market. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, stop by Herbaria, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Lincoln to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -5°C in Saint Louis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centennial Olympic Park and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like World of Coca-Cola and National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, see the interesting displays at College Football Hall of Fame, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and hike along Constitution Lakes.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip maker.

Fly from Saint Louis to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Atlanta is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in January, with highs in Atlanta at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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