18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Taos
— 1 night
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Antonito
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Big Water
— 1 night
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Baker
— 1 night
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Drive to McCarran International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Livermore
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Livermore
— 1 night
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Redding
— 1 night
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Wendover
— 1 night
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Tooele
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo online day trip planner.

Houston to Amarillo is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in August, expect Amarillo to be little chillier, temps between 89°F and 65°F. You'll set off for Taos on the 22nd (Sat).
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Taos

— 1 night
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taos driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Taos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Amarillo to Taos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amarillo in August, things will get slightly colder in Taos: highs are around 79°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antonito.
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Antonito

— 1 night
The Town of Antonito is a Statutory Town located in Conejos County, Colorado, United States. On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cano's Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antonito trip builder tool.

You can drive from Taos to Antonito in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Antonito when traveling from Taos in August, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Antonito

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 25th (Tue), hike along Piedra River Trail, hike along San Juan River Walk, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Antonito to Pagosa Springs takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Adventure

Big Water

— 1 night
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, and then explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Big Water road trip site.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Big Water takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Big Water: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Baker.

Things to do in Big Water

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Baker

— 1 night
Baker is a census-designated place located in San Bernardino County, California, USA. On the 27th (Thu), make a trip to World's Tallest Thermometer and then don't miss a visit to Ibex Dunes.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Baker visit planning website.

Getting from Big Water to Baker by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Water to Baker due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Big Water in August since evenings lows in Baker dip to 75°F. You'll set off for Livermore on the 28th (Fri).

Livermore

— 1 night
Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, in the United States. Make your Livermore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Baker to Livermore. Traveling from Baker in August, expect Livermore to be little chillier, temps between 88°F and 59°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Redding.

Things to do in Livermore

Parks · Wineries · Nightlife · Outdoors

Redding

— 1 night
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Brandy Creek Beach, explore the activities along Whiskeytown Lake, and then take in the views from Sundial Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Redding trip planner.

You can drive from Livermore to Redding in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Livermore in August; daily highs in Redding reach 98°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Wendover.

Things to do in Redding

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Wendover

— 1 night
Wendover is a city in Tooele County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Historic Wendover Airfield and then bet on your favorite at Bonneville Salt Flats.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wendover travel planner.

Traveling by car from Redding to Wendover takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Redding to Wendover due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Redding, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wendover, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 65°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tooele.

Things to do in Wendover

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Tooele

— 1 night
Tooele is a city in Tooele County in the U.S. To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tooele visit planner.

Traveling by car from Wendover to Tooele takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Tooele

Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can drive from Tooele to Salt Lake City in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and finally hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, then stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium. On the next day, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then shop like a local with Suzie Cappa Art Center.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.