27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Leonardtown
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Leonardtown
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Columbus
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Columbus
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 1 night
Drive
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Casper
— 1 night
Drive
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Billings
— 1 day
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly
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Spokane
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kearney
— 1 day
Drive
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Laclede
— 1 day
Drive
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Hannibal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plainfield
— 1 night
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Drive to Chicago Midway International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Leonardtown

Leonardtown is a town in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sotterley Historic Plantation and then enjoy the sea views from Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Leonardtown trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Leonardtown is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Leonardtown dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Leonardtown

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Columbus

— 4 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get some historical perspective at Carillon Historical Park and Saint Joseph Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the US Air Force and David Warther Carvings. Venture out of the city with trips to Lowe Volk Nature Center (in Crestline), Sherman House Museum (in Lancaster) and Great Circle Earthworks (in Heath). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, contemplate the long history of J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Aullwood Garden MetroPark.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Columbus tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Leonardtown to Columbus with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

— 2 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, then learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery, and finally stroll through Sioux Falls Bike Trails. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Falls Park, get engrossed in the history at Old Courthouse Museum, then look and learn at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls day trip tool.

You can fly from Columbus to Sioux Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus to Sioux Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, shop like a local with Insideout, then do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Keystone road trip planning app.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Keystone by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Keystone. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Casper

— 1 night
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Platte River Trails, take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, steep yourself in history at Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, then examine the collection at Tate Geological Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Bishop House.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Casper trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Casper takes 4 hours. In September in Casper, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Casper

Museums · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks

Billings

— 1 day
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. On the 10th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Pictograph Cave State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then look for gifts at Scheels, and finally do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Billings tour planner.

Traveling by car from Casper to Billings takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Casper in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Billings. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Jackson Hole

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Leigh Lake, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Of The Mountains, and snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can fly from Billings to Jackson Hole in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Billings in September, with highs in Jackson Hole at 23°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Boise Escape. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ahavath Beth Israel, contemplate the long history of Boise Train Depot, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First United Presbyterian Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boise online attractions planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Boise by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in September: high temperatures in Boise hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Spokane.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Spokane

— 2 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, walk around Manito Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Crosby House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Church, and finally look for gifts at Auntie's Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Monroe Street Bridge, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then learn about winemaking at Barrister Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Spokane route builder site.

Fly from Boise to Spokane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Spokane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in September, expect nights in Spokane to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Spokane

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Square and Saint James Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning website.

You can fly from Spokane to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Spokane in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Kearney

— 1 day
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art, see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, then look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kearney visit site.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Kearney with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Kearney is 2 hours. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kearney: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Laclede.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Laclede

— 1 day
Laclede is a city in Linn County, Missouri, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the views from Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, then immerse yourself in nature at Pershing State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Laclede tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Laclede takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Laclede can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hannibal.

Things to do in Laclede

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Hannibal

— 3 nights
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Get some historical perspective at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Carthage Jail. Venture out of the city with trips to Keokuk National Cemetery (in Keokuk), Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows (in Rhineland) and Deutschheim State Historic Site (in Hermann). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion, walk around Glascock's Landing, contemplate the long history of Becky Thatcher's House, and visit a coastal fixture at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hannibal online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Laclede to Hannibal takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hannibal are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Plainfield.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Plainfield

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the striking features of Farnsworth House, then stroll the grounds of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Gaylord Building Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cal Sag BikeTrail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at SS Cyril & Methodius Church, and then explore the world behind art at Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Plainfield road trip app.

You can drive from Hannibal to Plainfield in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hannibal in September, expect nights in Plainfield to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plainfield

Historic Sites · Trails · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.