22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Chanute
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + tram + bus:  9​h 30​min
7
Salem
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Wawona
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
9
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Joplin

1
day
Chanute

Chanute ©
Chanute is a city in Neosho County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chanute trip builder website .

Joplin to Chanute is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Chanute can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Chanute

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum ©

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally wander the streets of Old Market. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, then try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Omaha trip planner .

Getting from Chanute to Omaha by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Omaha are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Old Market ©
Old Market

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 12th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, test your team's savvy at Escapades Escape Rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally stroll around Falls Park.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls planning site .

You can drive from Omaha to Sioux Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Omaha in September, plan for slightly colder days in Sioux Falls, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Escapades Escape Rooms ©
Escapades Escape Rooms
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 13th (Sun), go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip maker .

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Keystone in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sioux Falls in September; daily highs in Keystone reach 71°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park) and Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo & Garden of the Gods). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver route builder app .

You can fly from Keystone to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, Denver is somewhat warmer than Keystone - with highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

4
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and stroll through Artist Point.

Plan my day in Yellowstone National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
day
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): experience rural life at Olson Farms and then take in nature's colorful creations at Schreiner's Iris Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salem day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Salem takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Salem, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Salem: highs are around 77°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Salem

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schreiner's Iris Gardens ©
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Olson Farms ©
Olson Farms

4
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Wawona is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wawona trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salem to Wawona. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salem in September: high temperatures in Wawona hover around 91°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
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.
Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Santa Fe (Santa Fe Plaza, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wawona to Albuquerque. Traveling from Wawona to Albuquerque, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wawona in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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