36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Rapid City
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Denver
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Moab
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Sedona
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Los Angeles
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Austin
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail. Keep things going the next day: walk around Millennium Park, get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Street Beach.

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Durham to Chicago is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durham in June: highs in Chicago hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 7th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, examine the collection at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, and finally learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with The Stables at Palmer Gulch, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Lake Park.

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Drive from Chicago to Rapid City in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

The Stables at Palmer Gulch, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Canyon Lake Park ©
Canyon Lake Park

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Creek Trail, and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Denver takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyonlands Ballooning and Park Avenue Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Double Arch and Balanced Rock Trail. There's much more to do: take the plunge with Skydive Moab, get some thrills on the water with Moab Jett, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gemini Bridges.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moab road trip tool.

Getting from Denver to Moab by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, Moab is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyonlands Ballooning ©
Canyonlands Ballooning
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Skydive Moab ©
Skydive Moab

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Flight and LeMay - America's Car Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Alki Beach and Alki Park. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Point Defiance Park in Tacoma--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Kerry Park, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle visit site.

Getting from Moab to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Moab to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Moab in June, plan for cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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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 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, then stroll through Miramar Beach, and then kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach.

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You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally identify plant and animal life at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, trek along Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Beryl Spring ©
Beryl Spring

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 25th (Fri), trek along Riverside Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail, then hike along Timber Creek Overlook Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Checkerboard Mesa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon, then grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, and then hike along Watchman Trail.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for much hotter days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Titanic, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then stop by The LINQ Promenade, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 103°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, walk around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Oak Creek Canyon and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Visiting Sedona Adventure Tours and Crescent Moon Picnic Site will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brin's Mesa Trail, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sedona route tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Sedona hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Pillsbury Wine Company North
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Broad, then stroll through 26-Mile Bike Path, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, identify plant and animal life at Marina del Rey Whale Watching, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Marina del Rey Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
The Broad ©
The Broad

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zip Lost Pines and Jacob's Well Natural Area. Get outdoors at Barton Springs Pool and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Flat Creek Estate Winery (in Marble Falls) and Comal River (in New Braunfels). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern, and look for all kinds of wild species at Austin Nature & Science Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 98°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Flat Creek Estate Winery, Inner Space Cavern, Zip Lost Pines, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Comal River
Highlights from your plan
Zip Lost Pines ©
Zip Lost Pines
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area

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