19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Cincinnati
— 1 day
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
5
Portland
— 1 night
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
9
Watertown
— 1 night

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Cincinnati

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, thensee the interesting displays at American Sign Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati online visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cincinnati. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Breweries & Distilleries Tours Historic Sites
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Beer Tastings & Tours
American Sign Museum ©
American Sign Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Presidential Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, thensee the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Iron Mountain Road and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rapid City trip builder tool.

You can fly from Cincinnati to Rapid City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Rapid City. Traveling from Cincinnati in October, expect Rapid City to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Custer
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Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, thenadmire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, thentake in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron, and finally explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Rapid City in October, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, thenget in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, thenstop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and finally admire the natural beauty at Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland attractions planner.

Drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Zion National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Zion National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Portland in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
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Observation Point
Observation Point
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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 17th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mohave Point.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Half Dome, trek along Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. October in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Watertown.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Watertown Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Watertown trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Watertown. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Watertown, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Watertown Veterans Memorial ©
Watertown Veterans Memorial

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