30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sioux City
— 1 night
Drive
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Dodge City
— 3 nights
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10
Wichita
— 1 night
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Denver
— 5 nights

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Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zion National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Denver to Zion National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planning website.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Boise.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then trek along Boise River Greenbelt, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Payette Brewing Company. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building and then admire the natural beauty at Julia Davis Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boise trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Boise takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, Boise is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 5 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: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boise in September; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): visit Downtown Rapid City, take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and then learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars. On your second day here, shop like a local with Suzie Cappa Art Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Rapid City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in Rapid City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Chamberlain

— 1 night
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Akta Lakota Museum, then get outside with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and then pause for some photo ops at Dignity.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamberlain trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Chamberlain takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Chamberlain. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors · Museums

Sioux Falls

— 2 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral and then trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Falls Park and then hike along Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sioux Falls tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Chamberlain to Sioux Falls in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sioux City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Sioux City

— 1 night
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Spirit of Siouxland Statue and then contemplate the long history of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Sioux City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Sioux City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sioux City, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Sioux City

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Dodge City

— 3 nights
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Change things up with these side-trips from Dodge City: Pratt Fish Hatchery (in Pratt), The Big Well (in Greensburg) and Fort Larned National Historic Site (in Larned). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Moore Ranch, don't miss a visit to Great Bend Courthouse, and gain some tasty knowledge on Boot Hill Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dodge City road trip planning tool.

Drive from Sioux City to Dodge City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Sioux City in September, expect nights in Dodge City to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wichita.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Wichita

— 1 night
On the 25th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains and then get to know the resident critters at Sedgwick County Zoo.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wichita itinerary app.

You can drive from Dodge City to Wichita in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daytime highs in Wichita are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Wichita

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Denver

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Estes Park (Brownfield's & Photography Tours), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Annual Flower Trial Garden (in Fort Collins). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Shirt Brewing.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Denver route planner.

You can fly from Wichita to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Denver. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Wichita in September, with highs in Denver at 79°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.