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Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Picture this: a 4-week road trip across America, where you’ll have the chance to explore the USA’s diverse landscapes, vibrant cities, and historic landmarks. Starting from the heart of Seattle, home to our RV rental store, we’ve crafted an itinerary that will guide you on an unforgettable journey across the country.

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Week 1: The Pacific Northwest and Beyond

Your American road trip kicks off in Seattle, the Emerald City. This vibrant metropolis nestled between Puget Sound and Lake Washington is your gateway to the Pacific Northwest. **Climb up the Space Needle for a bird’s eye view of the city’s skyline, mountains, and waters. Then, dive into the bustling Pike Place Market, one of the country’s oldest farmers markets. Here, you can sample local delicacies, browse unique crafts, and witness the spectacle of fishmongers tossing fresh salmon.

Art lovers should visit the Museum of Pop Culture and the Chihuly Garden and Glass, while coffee enthusiasts can’t miss the original Starbucks store. After soaking up Seattle’s culture, it’s time to hit the road.

Your first stop outside the city is Leavenworth, a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains. Explore the alpine-style buildings, savor German beer, and visit the Nutcracker Museum. If you’re visiting in winter, the Christmas Lighting Festival is a must-see.

Next, journey to Yellowstone National Park, a natural wonderland of geysers, hot springs, and wildlife. Witness Old Faithful’s eruptions, marvel at the rainbow-colored Grand Prismatic Spring, and drive through Hayden and Lamar Valleys, known as the Serengeti of North America. Don’t miss the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a dramatic gorge with stunning waterfalls.

This first week blends urban exploration with nature’s beauty, setting the tone for your road trip. As you leave Yellowstone, you’ll be filled with anticipation for the adventures that lie ahead.

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Week 2: The Midwest Charm

As you bid farewell to the rugged landscapes of the West, prepare to be charmed by the heartland of America. Your first stop? South Dakota, where the majestic Mount Rushmore awaits. This monumental granite sculpture nestled in the Black Hills showcases the 60-foot visages of four U.S. Presidents. Spend a few hours wandering the Presidential Trail, soaking in the history of this national treasure.

While in South Dakota, consider a side trip to Badlands National Park. This geological marvel boasts a rugged beauty, with layered rock formations, deep canyons, and towering spires. It’s a haven for fossil hunters, hikers, and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

Next, set your sights on Chicago, the Windy City. Situated on Lake Michigan’s shores, Chicago is a cultural melting pot, known for its unique architecture, diverse food scene, and rich history. Begin your city exploration at Millennium Park, where the famous “The Bean” sculpture resides.

Take a river cruise to admire the city’s architectural wonders, including the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center. Art enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the Art Institute of Chicago, home to an extensive collection spanning 5,000 years.

Indulge in Chicago’s culinary scene. Sample the city’s renowned deep-dish pizza and visit a jazz club for live music and a taste of a Chicago-style hot dog or Italian beef sandwich.

As you depart from Chicago, you’ll carry with you the essence of the Midwest’s charm, ready for the next chapter of your 4-week road trip across America.

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Week 3: The Historic East

As you travel into Week 3, leave behind the Midwest’s charm for the East Coast’s rich history and cultural vibrancy. First up is Washington D.C., the United States’ capital, brimming with iconic landmarks and world-class museums.

Begin your exploration at the National Mall, a greenway lined with monuments from the United States Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. Don’t miss the towering Washington Monument or the poignant Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Pay homage to the civil rights leader at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Spend a day delving into the Smithsonian Institution’s wealth of knowledge. With museums spanning from Air and Space to Natural History and African American History and Culture, there’s something for every curiosity.

Next, stroll through Georgetown’s cobblestone streets, admiring Federal-style architecture and the bustling waterfront. Sample a local sausage delicacy, the half-smoke, at the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl.

From D.C., journey to the Big Apple, New York City. This city, a melting pot of cultures, never sleeps. Begin in Manhattan, where Central Park offers an urban oasis. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake, visit the zoo, or relax on the Great Lawn.

Experience the energy of Times Square, the “Crossroads of the World,” known for its dazzling billboards and Broadway theaters. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s largest art museums, and stroll along shopping paradise, Fifth Avenue.

No trip to NYC is complete without a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These iconic landmarks echo the tales of the nation’s immigrant past. As the day winds down, ascend the Empire State Building. From its observation deck, the city unfurls beneath you, a glittering panorama of skyscrapers and lights.

Week 3 plunges you into the heart of the nation’s history, culture, and urban vibrancy. As you leave the East Coast behind, you’ll carry with you a newfound appreciation for its distinctive charm.

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Week 4: The Southern Hospitality

As the final week of your 4-week road trip across America dawns, get ready for the South’s warm embrace. First up, Nashville, Tennessee, the beating heart of country music. Immerse

yourself in the genre’s history at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and catch a show at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

Nashville’s food scene is a must-explore. Sample hot chicken, a local favorite, and savor a meal at a farm-to-table eatery. Whiskey aficionados should consider a distillery tour.

Next, journey to Savannah, Georgia. Its historic district, antebellum architecture, and charming public squares are a sight to behold. Meander along cobblestone streets, visit historic houses, and soak up the Southern charm. Don’t leave without trying shrimp and grits or fried green tomatoes.

Then, it’s off to Florida, the Sunshine State. Miami’s nightlife, St. Augustine’s history, or the Florida Keys’ stunning beaches—pick your pleasure in this diverse state.

On your return to Seattle, detour to New Orleans, Louisiana. This city, known for its live music, unique culture, and mouthwatering cuisine, is a world in itself. Wander the vibrant French Quarter, admire the antebellum mansions in the Garden District, and visit the iconic St. Louis Cathedral.

Indulge in local culinary delights—beignets, po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya—and immerse yourself in the city’s music scene. Jazz, blues, zydeco, funk—you’ll find live performances any day of the week.

As your road trip concludes, you’ll return to Seattle with more than just souvenirs. You’ll bring back a treasure trove of experiences and memories from your American journey.

The Journey’s End

Embarking on a 4-week road trip across America is more than just a vacation; it’s an experience of a lifetime. From the Pacific Northwest to the charming South, every stop brings new adventures and memories. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, rent a car from our Seattle store, and hit the road!

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