17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Amarillo
— 1 day
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Joplin
— 2 nights
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Tulsa
— Few hours
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McKinney
— 3 nights

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then make a trip to Cadallic Ranch.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Amarillo using our trip planner.

McKinney to Amarillo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from McKinney in September; daily highs in Amarillo reach 84°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Aspen holiday planner.

You can fly from Amarillo to Aspen in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Aspen. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in September; daily highs in Aspen reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): relax and float downstream with Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Jackson Hole takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris ©
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

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Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Soldiers Chapel, stroll through Ousel Falls Trail, and then hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Big Sky itinerary maker app.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Big Sky in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 32°F in Big Sky. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
The Soldiers Chapel
The Soldiers Chapel

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Rapid City

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.
On the 11th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. On your second day here, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City route maker.

Drive from Big Sky to Rapid City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Big Sky in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rapid City, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Omaha (The Durham Museum & Henry Doorly Zoo). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, take in nature's colorful creations at Hamann Rose Garden, ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Children's Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to Lincoln in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Lincoln, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in September, expect nights in Lincoln to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Joplin.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

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Joplin

Joplin ©
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Precious Moments Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Grand Falls, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonnie and Clyde's Joplin Garage Apartment Hideout. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Cunningham Park, try your luck at Indigo Sky Casino & Hotel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

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

Drive from Lincoln to Joplin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September in Joplin, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Joplin

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Grand Falls ©
Grand Falls
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Cunningham Park ©
Cunningham Park

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Tulsa

Tulsa

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tulsa route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Joplin to Tulsa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to McKinney.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature

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McKinney

McKinney ©
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, and the second in population to Plano. Change things up with these side-trips from McKinney: Eisenhower State Park (in Denison), Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (in Sherman) and Choctaw Casino Resort (in Durant). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at North Texas Escape Rooms, don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown McKinney, get curious at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read McKinney road trip site.

Drive from Tulsa to McKinney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in McKinney are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in McKinney

Fun & Games · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
North Texas Escape Rooms ©
North Texas Escape Rooms
Historic Downtown McKinney ©
Historic Downtown McKinney
Food Tours

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