29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
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Saint Louis
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Tulsa
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Amarillo
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Albuquerque
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Kanab
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Joshua Tree National Park
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Fresno
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McKinleyville
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Bend
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Portland
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Olympic National Park
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Seattle
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Helena
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Yellowstone National Park
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Keystone
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Blue Earth
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Cedar Rapids
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Indianapolis
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Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder tool.

Fuquay-Varina to Nashville is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Tulsa

— 1 night

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tulsa road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Tulsa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tulsa can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Amarillo.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Amarillo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amarillo to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanab.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Narrows as well as Kolob Canyons.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kanab day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle from Albuquerque to Kanab in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in September since evenings lows in Kanab dip to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 17th (Fri), appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

Make your Joshua Tree National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Kanab to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Kanab to Joshua Tree National Park is minus 1 hour. In September, Joshua Tree National Park is a bit warmer than Kanab - with highs of 93°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Fresno.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
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Fresno

— 3 nights
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tuolumne Meadows, Vernal Fall, Glacier Point, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then trek along Little Baldy Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fresno travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Joshua Tree National Park to Fresno in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fresno can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for McKinleyville.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

McKinleyville

— 3 nights
McKinleyville is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California, United States. Redwood National Park has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park, then don't miss a visit to McKinleyville Totem Pole, and then trek along Hammond Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the McKinleyville trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fresno to McKinleyville. When traveling from Fresno in September, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in McKinleyville: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 50°F at night. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bend.

Things to do in McKinleyville

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Bend

— 2 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bend itinerary maker app.

You can drive from McKinleyville to Bend in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from McKinleyville in September, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are a bit cooler (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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.
Beer Tastings & Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland trip maker site.

Fly from Bend to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Bend in September, with lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 27th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Portland to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Portland in September, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 29th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Helena.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Helena

— 2 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helena sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Helena dip to 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app.

Drive from Helena to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 47°F and lows at 25°F. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone day trip app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 57°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Blue Earth.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Blue Earth

— 1 night
Blue Earth is a city in Faribault County, Minnesota, at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Blue Earth River. Plan my trip to Blue Earth with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Keystone to Blue Earth with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Blue Earth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Blue Earth when traveling from Keystone in October, with lows around 40°F. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Blue Earth

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cedar Rapids travel planner.

Getting from Blue Earth to Cedar Rapids by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Cedar Rapids, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. You'll set off for Indianapolis on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Indianapolis fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

United States travel guide

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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.