An unforgettable road trip itinerary that features some of the best scenery in the country. The journey from Seattle to New York will take you through the incredible glacial landscapes of Montana, past South Dakota’s famous Wild West towns and to the Amish countryside villages in Pennsylvania. Measuring more than 1600 miles, this cross-country road trip will be an adventure to remember.

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1600km trip distance

22 day roadtrip

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Lake Couer d'Alene

Stop 1

Couer d’Alene is the perfect destination to spend the night before continuing on your road trip. Enjoy a day relaxing by the water, or take a cruise on Lake Couer d’Alene. You can also enjoy the lakeside scenery at the Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

Flathead Lake

Stop 2

From one beautiful lake to another, Highway 93 will take you to an unmissable sight hidden away in Montana – the beautiful Flathead Lake. You will find beaches in the town of Polson, and another at West Shore State Park. Wander through the town and visit a number of specialty coffee shops such as Lakeside Coffee Co and Glacier Perks. Relax on the lakeside after a long day’s driving.

Mount Rushmore

Stop 3

Head into South Dakota and stop in at the must-see town of Deadwood for a taste of the Wild West. The outlaw spirit still resonates in Deadwood, and the entire town has been registered as a national historic landmark. Explore the famous Mount Rushmore. The Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park are also  nearby.

Chicago

Stop 4

You can’t stop by Chicago without visiting the city’s hub of arts and entertainment. Millennium Park is known worldwide for its unique Cloud Gate sculpture. Not far away, spend some time on Navy Pier and enjoy a ride on the Centennial Wheel. From the pier you can take a cruise on Lake Michigan. Enjoy seeing the sights along the city’s riverside walks, or get some retail therapy on the Magnificent Mile, the center of fashion in the city. The area is also home to a number of restaurants.

New York

Final Stop

You made it to New York, your final stop! Start the day at the One World Trade Center to get a great view of the city from the observation deck. The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere offers a great view. While you are in the area, visit the 9/11 memorial on the site of the Twin Towers. There is plenty more to see in New York such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Broadway, Times Square, Central Park and Rockefeller Plaza.

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