30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly:  5​h
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
Boston
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Atlanta

2
days
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 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel In the Hills.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip planner .

Atlanta to Rapid City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
days
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rocky Mountain National Park: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (in Walden). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, and admire all the interesting features of Glacier Creek Stables.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Rapid City to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Carousel of Happiness, Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Carousel of Happiness
Carousel of Happiness

4
days
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Guanella Pass (in Georgetown) and Flatirons (in Boulder). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, admire all the interesting features of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Denver day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Guanella Pass, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

6
days
Chicago

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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and try out the rides at Navy Pier.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Denver to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

6
days
Boston

Boston
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Brewster Gardens (in Plymouth), Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum) and Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and stop by Brookline Booksmith.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip builder app .

Getting from Chicago to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandwich, Provincetown, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Peabody Essex Museum, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts

7
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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