17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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State College
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Millersburg
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Porter
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
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Badlands National Park
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Keystone
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Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
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Zion National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Sedona
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Malibu
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Santa Barbara
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Paso Robles
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Big Sur
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State College

State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Your day by day itinerary now includes Penn State University. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): deepen your understanding at Penn State University.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the State College trip planning site.

Penn Valley to State College is an approximately 38.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Penn Valley to State College due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Penn Valley in July, things will get slightly colder in State College: highs are around 80°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Millersburg.
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Millersburg

— 1 night
Millersburg is a village in and the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Millersburg trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from State College to Millersburg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porter.

Things to do in Millersburg

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Porter

— 1 night
Porter is a town in Westchester Township, Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. You've now added Indiana Dunes National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Indiana Dunes National Park and then watch a film at 49er Drive-In Theatre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porter tour builder tool.

Getting from Millersburg to Porter by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Millersburg to Porter, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Porter are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Chicago.

Things to do in Porter

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Nature

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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online tour builder.

You can drive from Porter to Chicago in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Porter in July, with lows around 67°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sioux Falls.
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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls road trip planning website.

You can fly from Chicago to Sioux Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sioux Falls, with lows of 62°F. You'll set off for Badlands National Park on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature

Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial as well as Dinosaur Park. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Dinosaur Park, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Keystone trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wild West Rafting as well as Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Petrified Tree, take a pleasant ride with Wild West Rafting, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Keystone - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton, then trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart and then cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 1 day

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Slide Rock State Park as well as Bell Rock. On the 13th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Malibu.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature

Malibu

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Cove, and finally stroll around Malibu Bluffs Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Malibu holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Malibu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Malibu is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sedona in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Malibu, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Douglas Family Preserve, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Malibu in July since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Paso Robles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Paso Robles

— 1 night

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Veris Cellars, then learn about winemaking at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paso Robles trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then view the masterpieces at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur itinerary builder.

Drive from Paso Robles to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Paso Robles, expect colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.