29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Boise
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Boise
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
Fly to Eppley Airfield, Drive to Omaha
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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San Antonio

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Austin (Texas State Capitol, Barton Springs Pool, &more) and National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, and take a stroll around Tower of the Americas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip planning site.

Harlingen to San Antonio is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottonwood Creek Park, and cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 86°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 19th (Mon), go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Foster's Place Playground, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Delicate Arch about 38 minutes away. Make the 24th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moab day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Moab takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in July: high temperatures in Moab hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Lucky Peak State Park, then do a tasting at Telaya Wine Co., then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Barbarian Brewing, and finally stroll around Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, hike along Boise River Greenbelt, and then get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building.

Plan my day in Boise using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Boise in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 6 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.
On the 1st (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, explore the activities along Lake Josephine, and stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Boise in July, expect Glacier National Park to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Custer is known for nature, scenic drive, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore and take pictures at Needles Highway, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Custer travel route planning website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Custer by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Glacier National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Custer: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bismarck

— 2 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, then explore the activities along Harmon Lake, and then appreciate the history behind Sakakawea Statue. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Custer House, then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck road trip site.

Traveling by car from Custer to Bismarck takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Prairie Queen Recreation Area, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Omaha sightseeing planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bismarck to Omaha. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Omaha when traveling from Bismarck in August, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Centennial Land Run Monument, then wander the wide-open spaces of Express Clydesdales, and then pedal to the sights with Ride OKC. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then visit Bricktown, and then examine the collection at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Oklahoma City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Omaha in August, expect nights in Oklahoma City to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

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.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

Oklahoma travel guide

4
Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.