17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Madison
— 1 night
Fly
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive
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Butte
— 1 night
Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka
— 1 day
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Madison

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madison journey builder website.

Cincinnati to Madison is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in September, you will find days in Madison are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Government Building
Wisconsin State Capitol
4.8

1
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

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 18th (Fri): stop by Alex Johnson Mercantile, then visit Downtown Rapid City, then take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Madison to Rapid City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Rapid City

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wineries · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Downtown Rapid City ©
Neighborhood
Downtown Rapid City
4.5
Firehouse Wine Cellars ©
Winery / Vineyard
Firehouse Wine Cellars
4.6

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Butte

Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. On the 19th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of The Mai Wah, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, then admire the natural beauty at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Butte trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Butte by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rapid City in September, with highs in Butte at 67°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Highlights from your trip
The Mai Wah ©
Architectural Building
The Mai Wah
4.4
Headframe Spirits ©
Distillery
Headframe Spirits
4.8

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Butte to Seattle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Butte in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
4.7
Space Needle ©
Observation Deck
Space Needle
4.3

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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Astoria trip planning tool.

Getting from Seattle to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. September in Astoria sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Astoria Column ©
Monument
Astoria Column
4.6

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Eureka

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 23rd (Wed), grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail, identify plant and animal life at Arcata Community Forest, then identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Eureka takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Eureka are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Arcata Community Forest ©
Wildlife Area
Arcata Community Forest
4.7

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Eureka to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eureka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
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Santa Barbara

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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 27th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect cooler with lows of 43°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Bright Angel Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8

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Albuquerque

Duke City

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 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque day trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Albuquerque at 83°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Oklahoma City

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then contemplate the long history of Henry Overholser Mansion, then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Old Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
Natural History Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
4.8
Henry Overholser Mansion ©
Historic Site
Henry Overholser Mansion
4.8

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, walk around Forest Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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