57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dinosaur
— 2 nights
Drive to Vernal Regional Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport
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Denver
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Savannah
— 6 nights
Fly
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Acadia National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Interior
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
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Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Visiting Delicate Arch and Fiery Furnace will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Windows and Double O Arch. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, stroll through Double Arch, and trek along Tunnel Arch.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park itinerary site.

Phoenix to Arches National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. While traveling from Phoenix, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Arches National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Dinosaur

— 2 nights
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Canyon Pintado and then explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail and then explore the ancient world of Dinosaur National Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dinosaur trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Dinosaur takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, expect Dinosaur to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

— 6 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.
Visit Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and Molly Brown House Museum for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and Estes Park Guided Tours. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Bear Necessities & Cubs (in Estes Park), Boulder (Boulder Creek Path & Flatirons) and Colorado Springs (Red Rock Canyon Open Space & Glen Eyrie Castle). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dinosaur to Denver. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 3 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Visit Union Station and Jesse James Bank Museum for their historical value. Family-friendly places like The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Patee House Museum will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kansas City: Saint Joseph (Pony Express Museum & Remington Nature Center). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Denver to Kansas City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in September since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Clingmans Dome and Laurel Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking. The adventure continues: hike along Grotto Falls Parking, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. In September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Savannah

— 6 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Escape the urban bustle at Coligny Beach and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Hilton Head (Fishing Charters & Tours, Spas, &more) and Tybee Island (Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum & Tybee Island Beach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, see the interesting displays at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mid Beach, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah road trip planning site.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Savannah by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 6 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern State Penitentiary and Cape May County Park & Zoo. Independence National Historical Park and Christ Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), North Wildwood Beach (in North Wildwood) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia driving holiday website.

You can fly from Savannah to Philadelphia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Savannah in September, things will get little chillier in Philadelphia: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 5 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. Bring the kids along to Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach. The adventure continues: trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, cruise along Park Loop Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park trip app.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Acadia National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Acadia National Park is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Interior.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Interior

— 2 nights
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, cruise along Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Interior itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Interior takes 31.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Acadia National Park in October, expect nights in Interior to be slightly colder, around 36°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Interior

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and then admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planning app.

You can drive from Interior to Rapid City in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rapid City are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Popular historic sites such as Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: hike along Lone Star Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In October, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Rapid City - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, trek along Jenny Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape of String Lake, and explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Iceberg Lake Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Logan Pass and Lake McDonald. On the 24th (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, hike along Trail of the Cedars, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Appreciate the collections at Shelby American Inc and Titanic. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Auto Collections, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas travel site.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 82°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.