31 days in United States & Kiev Itinerary

31 days in United States & Kiev Itinerary

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31 days in United States & Kiev Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
Lihue, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Salt Lake City, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Jackson Hole, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
7
Devils Tower, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Keystone, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
9
Crazy Horse, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
10
Custer, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Wind Cave National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Badlands National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h
13
Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
14
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
16
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Warsaw, Poland

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Lihue, United States

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilohana and Menehune Fishpond. Relax by the water at Poipu Beach Park and Kalapaki Beach. Take a break from Lihue with a short trip to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lihue trip itinerary planning tool .

Boston to Lihue is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in September; daily highs in Lihue reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Menehune Fishpond, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Shark Diving) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, don't miss a visit to Brothers in Valor Memorial, and stroll through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
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Salt Lake City, United States

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City visit planning website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Salt Lake City is 3 hours. In September, Salt Lake City is a bit cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

2
nights
Jackson Hole, United States

Jackson Hole ©
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.
On the 11th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, then take in the exciting artwork at The Brookover Gallery, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen Images of Nature, and then explore the activities along Jenny Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salt Lake City in September, plan for little chillier days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature

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nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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

You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Moose in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

1
day
Devils Tower, United States

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower day trip tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Devils Tower at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Keystone.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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hours
Keystone, United States

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Keystone driving holiday tool .

Getting from Devils Tower to Keystone by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

1
night
Crazy Horse, United States

Crazy Horse
Take the guesswork out of planning a Crazy Horse vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Crazy Horse takes an hour. September in Crazy Horse sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), you're off toCuster.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature Museums

few
hours
Custer, United States

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Art Expressions and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

Find out how to plan Custer trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Custer is very close to Crazy Horse. In September in Custer, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Wind Cave National Park, United States

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, then trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, and finally Head underground at Wind Cave National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wind Cave National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Custer to Wind Cave National Park in an hour. In September in Wind Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

1
night
Badlands National Park, United States

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Delta-09 Missile Silo, explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park holiday builder site .

You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Badlands National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wind Cave National Park in September: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Delta-09 Missile Silo, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

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nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Visiting Swallow Cliff Stairs and Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum will get you outdoors. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs) and Bender Park Waterfront (in Oak Creek). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Millennium Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, go for a walk through The 606, and identify plant and animal life at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Badlands National Park to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Badlands National Park in September since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 19°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toNew Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Swallow Cliff Stairs, Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, Bender Park Waterfront, Little Red Schoolhouse
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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nights
New Orleans, United States

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.
Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Woldenberg Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. You will leave for New York City on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bronx Zoo, and finally kick back and relax at Point Lookout Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Point Lookout Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kiev trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Kiev in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New York City to Kiev, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get slightly colder in Kiev: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

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