33 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Roswell
— 1 day
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
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Natchez
— 1 night
Drive
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Lynchburg
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 1 night
Fly
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shelby American Inc and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Get some cultural insight at Counts Kustoms and Pinball Hall of Fame. Change things up with a short trip to Green Valley Range in Henderson (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and examine the collection at The National Atomic Testing Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online itinerary planner.

Townsville, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Townsville to Las Vegas. Traveling from Townsville in September, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, walk around Indian Garden, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Arizona Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at Mesa Arts Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Phoenix Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Phoenix reach 43°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Roswell.
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Roswell — 1 day

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
International UFO Museum and Research Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and then laugh and play at Roswell Space Center.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Roswell trip maker.

You can fly from Phoenix to Roswell in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in September, with highs in Roswell at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the history at Mission San Juan, then contemplate the long history of Steves Homestead, then examine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Institute of Texan Cultures, explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, and finally make a trip to Main Plaza.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Roswell to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Roswell in September; daily highs in San Antonio reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, and then identify plant and animal life at Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans attractions planning app.

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in September, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Natchez.
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Natchez — 1 night

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall and then don't miss a visit to Mount Locust Inn & Plantation.

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Traveling by car from New Orleans to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Natchez when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Lynchburg.
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Lynchburg — 2 nights

Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. You've now added Jack Daniel's Distillery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lynchburg City Cemetery, stop by Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, see the interesting displays at Old Jail Museum, then learn the secrets of production at Jack Daniel's Distillery, then don't miss a visit to Diamond Gusset Jean Company, and finally explore the activities along The Elk River.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lynchburg planner.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Lynchburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Natchez in September; daily highs in Lynchburg reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Roaring Fork will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Fowler's Clay Works. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center (in Townsend) and Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, find something for the whole family at Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud, hike along Grotto Falls Parking, and take a memorable drive along Little River Road.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg itinerary app.

Drive from Lynchburg to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lynchburg to Gatlinburg. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Custer.
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 24th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Custer County 1881 Courthouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Custer online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Custer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gatlinburg in September; daily highs in Custer reach 25°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Homeroom at Madison Crossing, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, then stroll through Earthquake Lake, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry's Lake State Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Custer to West Yellowstone by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Custer in September; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 20°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 1 night

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 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Firehole River, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In September in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Lembert Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Disneyland Park has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Newport Beach and 26-Mile Bike Path will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and California Science Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Tanaka Farms (in Irvine) and Bowers Museum (in Santa Ana). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Mississippi travel guide

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The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.
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South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.
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Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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