22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 19th (Sun), deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Austin due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Austin hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 21st (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe visit planner.

Fly from San Antonio to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in September: highs in Santa Fe hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, see Off-Road Tours, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

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Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Day Tours.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Moab to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Moab in September, expect Jackson Hole to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Glacier National Park at 56°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.