21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ballwin
Drive:  7​h
1
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
12
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Ballwin

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night
Omaha

Omaha
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Omaha road trip planning website .

Ballwin to Omaha is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. September in Omaha sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will leave for Rapid City on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Rapid City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Omaha to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Rapid City is slightly colder than Omaha - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Devils Tower in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. You will leave for Moose on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

2
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascade Canyon and Snake River. Go for a jaunt from Moose to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 40 minutes away.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Moose trip itinerary app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Moose by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Moose to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple Square. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moose to Salt Lake City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moose in September, with highs in Salt Lake City at 81°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
You've now added Arches National Park Scenic Drive to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then don't miss a visit to Partition Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Landscape Arch, and then explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook.

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

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shafer Canyon Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zion Canyon Scenic Drive as well as Zion National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In September, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
You've now added Grand Canyon South Rim to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lipan Point and Yaki Point. There's lots more to do: get great views at Powell Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque
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.
To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque takes 6.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Albuquerque at 83°F and lows at 60°F. You will leave for Oklahoma City on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Oklahoma City tour planner .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. September in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Fun & Games Museums Parks

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