14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Albuquerque
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
The Woodlands
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

1
night
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 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip tool .

New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get slightly colder in Rapid City: highs are around 75°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder website .

You can fly from Rapid City to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rapid City to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then have fun at Balboa Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

Plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect cooler with lows of 43°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the galleries of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bombs Away Beer Co..

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online visit planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque by car takes about 6.5 hours. In September, Albuquerque is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs attractions planner .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to The Woodlands.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
The Woodlands

The Woodlands ©
The Woodlands is a master-planned community and census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get outside with Riva Row Boat House and then look for gifts at The Woodlands Town Center.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to The Woodlands fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to The Woodlands takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in September; daily highs in The Woodlands reach 91°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in The Woodlands

Shopping Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Riva Row Boat House ©
Riva Row Boat House

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the exhibits of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from The Woodlands to Oklahoma City. Traveling from The Woodlands in September, plan for little chillier nights in Oklahoma City, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

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