20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Drive:  18​h
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 45​min
9
Horseshoe Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): walk around Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago vacation planner .

Pittsburgh to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Sioux Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in September, Sioux Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly House & Aquarium ©
Butterfly House & Aquarium
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
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.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Keystone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, expect Keystone to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 45°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Breezy Point Picnic Area ©
Breezy Point Picnic Area

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Wawona.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

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You can do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Grand Teton National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 90°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Springdale (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along The Narrows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect Zion National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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.
On the 29th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and finally explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

2
nights
Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend is a city in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp counties in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Horseshoe Bend side-trips: Mammoth Spring State Park (in Mammoth Spring), Mountain View (Ozark Folk Center State Park & Blanchard Springs Recreation Area) and Blanchard Springs Caverns (in Fifty Six). There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Bull Shoals Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Horseshoe Bend itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Horseshoe Bend with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in October, with highs in Horseshoe Bend at 75°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mountain View, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bull Shoals Dam, Greers Ferry Lake, Mammoth Spring State Park
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Greers Ferry Lake ©
Greers Ferry Lake

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