29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Boston
— 1 night
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
6
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
8
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
9
Estes Park
— 3 nights
10
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
11
San Antonio
— 2 nights
12
New Orleans
— 2 nights
13
Louisville
— 2 nights

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night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel, get a sense of history and politics at Massachusetts State House, visit Back Bay, thenappreciate the history behind The Mapparium, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Boston Public Market. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk, learn about all things military at USS Cassin Young, thencontemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, thenponder the world of politics at Old State House, and finally contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boston travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Boston. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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King's Chapel ©
King's Chapel
Old State House ©
Old State House
The Paul Revere House ©
The Paul Revere House

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Schoellkopf Power Station, thentake an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and finally trek along Niagara Gorge Trail. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can fly from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
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Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum ©
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. Get in touch with nature at Upper Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Artists’ Paintpots, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker site.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Niagara Falls in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Visiting Vernal Fall and Nevada Falls Loop will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: cruise along Tioga Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, thenstroll through Lands End, thenadmire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Outdoors Trails
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de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum
Lands End ©
Lands End
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Get outdoors at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Fatman's Loop Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Museum of Northern Arizona. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, explore the world behind art at West of the Moon Gallery, get impressive views of San Francisco Peaks, and stop by Olive the Best Oils and Vinegars of Flagstaff.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Flagstaff takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Flagstaff is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Flagstaff dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, thentake some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

Start your trip to Grand Canyon National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. September in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and then see the interesting displays at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Cibola National Forest, and then trek along La Luz Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, thenappreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, thentake in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Center of Estes Park Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Estes Park route builder app.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Estes Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Albuquerque in September, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
On the 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ernst Tinaja Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Estes Park to Big Bend National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Estes Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Big Bend National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are warmer with lows around °F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ernst Tinaja Trail ©
Ernst Tinaja Trail

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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 30th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Briscoe Western Art Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, thensteep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, examine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, thensee the interesting displays at Witte Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel app.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to San Antonio in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites
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Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, thenmake a trip to Jackson Square, thensee the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and finally examine the collection at Escape My Room New Orleans. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans visit planner.

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Antonio, expect cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Parks Wildlife
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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum ©
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): shop like a local with 21c Museum Hotel, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, thenbrowse the exhibits of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), thenmake a trip to Muhammad Ali Boyhood Home, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, steep yourself in history at Historic Locust Grove, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville road trip planning site.

You can fly from New Orleans to Louisville in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Louisville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Casinos
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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