29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Buffalo
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Milwaukee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
Idaho Falls

2
days
Minneapolis

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 16th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and then browse the different shops at Mall of America. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Target Field, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Minneapolis City Hall.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis vacation trip planner.

Buffalo to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Buffalo to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cafesjian's Carousel, Mall of America
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Target Field

1
day
Milwaukee

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum and then explore and take pictures at Miller Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee holiday planner.

Fly from Minneapolis to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harley-Davidson Museum
Miller Park

4
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago travel planner.

Take a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Chicago sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field

2
days
Rapid City

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect little chillier with lows of 35°F in Rapid City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel

few
hours
Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Medora tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Rapid City to Medora in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Painted Canyon Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Painted Canyon Overlook

3
days
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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Grinnell Glacier, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Medora to Glacier National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. October in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail
Logan Pass

2
days
Olympia

Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol Campus, identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Wolf Haven International, and then meet the residents at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Glacier National Park to Olympia in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Olympia. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, Olympia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wolf Haven International, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Tolmie State Park
Washington State Capitol Campus

2
days
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 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, Portland is somewhat warmer than Olympia - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden

2
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Portland to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in November, plan for much hotter days in Los Angeles, with highs around 75°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 68°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip

2
days
Salt Lake City

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then browse the collection at Family History Library, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City itinerary builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in November; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 49°F and lows reach 31°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square
Family History Library
Room Escape Games

2
days
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see where the action happens at U.S. Olympic Training Center, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Falls and then admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salt Lake City in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 55°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods
U.S. Olympic Training Center
Seven Falls

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