17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Rapid City
Rapid City
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Billings
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
Eureka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Spokane
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
Durango
— 1 night
Drive + Fly + bus:  4​h
Boulder
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Rapid City

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Art Alley and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rapid City trip builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Rapid City. In October, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Bear Country USA
Bear Country USA
Art Alley ©
Art Alley

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Minneapolis

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 28th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art and then look for all kinds of wild species at French Regional Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip generator.

Getting from Rapid City to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rapid City in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Minneapolis, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

French Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
French Regional Park
French Regional Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

1
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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Pictograph Cave State Park, then stop by Scheels, and then explore and take pictures at Dehler Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Billings trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Billings takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Billings due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Billings

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Dehler Park ©
Dehler Park
Scheels ©
Scheels

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder.

Getting from Billings to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Billings to Las Vegas. In October, Las Vegas is much warmer than Billings - with highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Eureka.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
day
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Eureka tour planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Eureka by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Eureka at 58°F and lows at 44°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Eureka

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

2
days
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 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Eureka to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Portland are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Multnomah Falls, Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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day
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 8th (Wed): make a trip to Space Needle, don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Seattle, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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hours
Spokane

Spokane
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip builder.

You can fly from Seattle to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in Spokane at 44°F and lows at 30°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Durango.

Things to do in Spokane

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

1
day
Durango

Durango
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 11th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Spokane to Durango in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Spokane in November: highs in Durango hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and then shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boulder tour planner.

Getting from Durango to Boulder by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Durango in November, Boulder is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Eldorado Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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