13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Moab
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kansas 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rapid City route planner.

Kansas City to Rapid City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kansas City in September, with highs in Rapid City at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Neighborhoods

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 21st (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Rapid City in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 60°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Moab trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Moab takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Moab to be warmer, temps between 84°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To plan Zion National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Moab in September since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 24th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To plan Wawona vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Wawona. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Wawona is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Wawona at 91°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Baldwin Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

Plan my day in South Lake Tahoe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Wawona to South Lake Tahoe in 5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in September, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are little chillier (73°F), and nights are colder (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from South Lake Tahoe to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are a bit warmer (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 28th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then stroll through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and finally explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Redwood National Park to Colorado Springs. When traveling from Redwood National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Buena Vista River Park, then don't miss a visit to Independence Pass, and then steep yourself in history at Temple Israel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in September; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 73°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Leadville, South Park City Museum, Independence Pass
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

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