54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
3
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
4
Park City
— 4 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
6
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
7
Asheville
— 4 nights
8
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
9
Aspen
— 4 nights
10
Buena Vista
— 4 nights
11
Canon City
— 4 nights
12
Estes Park
— 4 nights

6
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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Get outdoors at El Dorado Beach and Pope Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tallac Historic Site and Bodie State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Carson City (Nevada State Museum & Bowers Mansion Regional Park), Incline Village (Burnt Cedar Beach, Secret Cove Beach, &more) and Reno (Nevada Museum of Art, Truckee River Walk, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, soar above the sights with Lake Tahoe Balloons, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Dallas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to South Lake Tahoe. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 44°F at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Incline Village, Tahoe City, Reno, Carson City, Truckee
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours

2
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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 14th (Fri), stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, immerse yourself in nature at Farragut State Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Timberline Adventures, then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally get interesting insight from CDA Parasail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail, then play a few rounds at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Mission State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Northern Pacific Depot.

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You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Coeur d'Alene in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, Coeur d'Alene is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Old Mission State Park, Farragut State Park, Northern Pacific Depot
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Adventures ©
Timberline Adventures
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail

5
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of the Plains Indian and Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village. Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Highline Trail. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see Aster Falls in East Glacier Park, approximately East Glacier Park away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, hike along Siyeh Pass, and stroll through Piegan Pass.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park road trip website.

Getting from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Park City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Browning, Aster Falls
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

4
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple Square and The Tabernacle. Get in touch with nature at Provo Canyon Adventures and Big Cottonwood Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Park City: Salt Lake City (Red Butte Garden, Natural History Museum of Utah, &more), Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi) and Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden). There's lots more to do: cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, get engrossed in the history at Park City Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Timpanogos Cave National Monument, and push the limits with Utah Olympic Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Park City travel planning website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Park City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. August in Park City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Salt Lake City, Provo, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Doughnut Falls, Thanksgiving Point
Highlights from your plan
Utah Olympic Park ©
Utah Olympic Park
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and S Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Fly from Park City to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Park City in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

4
nights
Jackson Hole

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. National Museum of Wildlife Art and Mormon Row Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson Hole: Moose (Chapel of the Transfiguration & Chapel of the Sacred Heart) and Grand Teton National Park (Inspiration Point, Cascade Canyon, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mad River Boat Trips, contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake, explore and take pictures at Moose Wilson Road, and don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online travel route planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Asheville.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mad River Boat Trips ©
Mad River Boat Trips
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Let the collections at Biltmore and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Parker-Binns Vineyard (in Mill Spring) and Soco Falls (in Maggie Valley). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with French Broad Adventures, explore the galleries of Crossnore Weavers and Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, and identify plant and animal life at Catawba River Greenway.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip website.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Asheville in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole to Asheville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jackson Hole in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Parker-Binns Vineyard, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Crossnore Weavers and Gallery
Highlights from your plan
French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Escape the urban bustle at Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome. There's much more to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, trek along Grotto Falls Parking, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planning tool.

You can take a bus from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

4
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Cooper Corner Gallery. Visiting Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail, Hanging Lake, &more), Redstone Castle Tours (in Redstone) and Paonia (Stone Cottage Cellars, Azura Cellars and Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Elk Mountain Expeditions, tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary, hike along Linkins Lake Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aspen sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Aspen takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Paonia, Colorado, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Redstone Castle Tours
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

4
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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Harvard. South Park City Museum and Temple Israel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Buena Vista side-trips: Bailey (The Sasquatch Outpost & Aspen Peak Cellars), Leadville (Mayflower Gulch, Heritage Museum, &more) and Lake George (Wilkerson Pass, Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area, &more). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, explore the activities along Yampa River, identify plant and animal life at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, and get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip app.

Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Leadville, Colorado, Lake George, Bailey, Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

4
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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Popular historic sites such as Bishop Castle and Old Homestead House Museum are in your itinerary. Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum and Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canon City: Great Sand Dunes National Park (in Mosca) and Cripple Creek (Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Cripple Creek District Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours, engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in September; daily highs in Canon City reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Bishop Castle, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours
Lost Paddle Rafting ©
Lost Paddle Rafting

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake & Trail Ridge Road), Greeley (Colorado Model Railroad Museum & Centennial Village Museum: Living Heritage Experience) and Cheyenne (Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne Depot Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and see the interesting displays at Enos Mills Cabin Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Canon City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Estes Park, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cheyenne, Greeley, Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Off-Road Tours

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