27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Grand Junction
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Grand Junction
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Des Moines
— 1 night
Drive
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Oskaloosa
— 1 night
Drive
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Ottumwa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Madison
— 1 night
Drive
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Iowa City
— 1 night
Drive
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Davenport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Urbana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Streator
— 1 night
Drive to Chicago Midway International Airport, Fly to Missoula
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Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pullman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pasco
— 1 night
Drive
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Pocatello
— 1 night
Fly

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Grand Junction

— 3 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Junction: Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Moab (Off-Road Tours, Arches National Park, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument, hike along Canyon View Park, and engage your brain at John McConnell Math and Science Center.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip maker site.

Tucson to Grand Junction is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in May, expect Grand Junction to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Cheyenne

— 1 night
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Nelson Museum of the West, then appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Cowgirls of the West Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cheyenne journey maker.

You can fly from Grand Junction to Cheyenne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Junction in May; daily highs in Cheyenne reach 62°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Cheyenne to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Des Moines.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, admire the masterpieces at Des Moines Art Center, then trek along Brown's Woods, and finally don't miss a visit to The Temple for Performing Arts.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Denver to Des Moines in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Des Moines is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Des Moines at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oskaloosa.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Oskaloosa

— 1 night
Oskaloosa is a city in and the county seat of Mahaska County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Vermeer Museum & Global Pavilion, contemplate the long history of Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House, then learn about winemaking at Tassel Ridge Winery, and finally stroll around Oskaloosa Skate and Bike Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oskaloosa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Oskaloosa takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Oskaloosa are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ottumwa.

Things to do in Oskaloosa

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Ottumwa

— 2 nights
Ottumwa is a city in and the county seat of Wapello County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Maasdam Barns.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottumwa tour planning tool.

You can drive from Oskaloosa to Ottumwa in an hour. May in Ottumwa sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Fort Madison.

Things to do in Ottumwa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Fort Madison

— 1 night
Fort Madison is a city and a county seat of Lee County, Iowa, United States along with Keokuk. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Keokuk National Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Madison online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ottumwa to Fort Madison takes 1.5 hours. May in Fort Madison sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Iowa City.

Things to do in Fort Madison

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Iowa City

— 1 night
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): walk around Terry Trueblood Recreational Area, appreciate the history behind Iowa Firefighters Memorial, then hike along Clear Creek Trail, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History, and finally look for gifts at Prairie Lights.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iowa City online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fort Madison to Iowa City takes 1.5 hours. In May in Iowa City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Davenport.

Things to do in Iowa City

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Davenport

— 2 nights
Davenport is the county seat of Scott County in Iowa and is the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with a population estimate of 382,630 and a CSA population of 474,226, making it the 90th largest CSA in the nation. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): head outdoors with Nahant Marsh Education Center, stop by Chocolate Manor, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great River Brewery. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vander Veer Botanical Park, stroll around Sunderbruch Park Trail, and then stroll around West Lake Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Davenport journey builder app.

Drive from Iowa City to Davenport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Davenport sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Urbana.

Things to do in Davenport

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Urbana

— 2 nights
Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Idea Garden, view the masterpieces at Larry Kanfer Photography, then walk around Hessel Park, and finally walk around Centennial Park Champaign. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Busey Woods, then admire the striking features of Altgeld Hall Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Champaign County History Museum, and finally stroll around Crystal Lake Park - Lake House.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Urbana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Davenport to Urbana takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Urbana are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Streator.

Things to do in Urbana

Parks · Museums · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Streator

— 1 night
Streator is a city in LaSalle and Livingston counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Weber House and Garden, relax and rejuvenate at SaltTreeYoga, and then explore the activities along Allen Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Streator trip builder app.

You can drive from Urbana to Streator in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Streator are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Streator

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike), then hike along Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, then grab your bike and head to Silver Park, and finally stroll around Jacob Island Dog Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Mountain Flying, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imagine Nation Brewing Co, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at McCormick Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Missoula online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Streator to Missoula. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Streator to Missoula due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Streator in June, things will get a bit cooler in Missoula: highs are around 78°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): walk around Q'emiln Park, hike along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, then get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and finally explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake. On the next day, stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, look for gifts at KnitKnit, then trek along North Idaho Centennial Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene day trip planner.

Getting from Missoula to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Missoula to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pullman.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pullman

— 2 nights
Pullman is the largest city in Whitman County, located in southeastern Washington state within the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): engage your brain at Charles R. Conner Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamiak Butte County Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Steptoe Butte State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): gain insight at Washington State University, see what you can catch with Snake Dancer Excursions, and then admire the natural beauty at Arboretum & Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pullman trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Pullman takes 2 hours. June in Pullman sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Pasco.

Things to do in Pullman

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Pasco

— 1 night
Pasco is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Washington, United States.Pasco is one of three cities that make up the Tri-Cities region of the state of Washington. On the 11th (Fri), explore the activities along The Columbia River and then get engrossed in the history at Franklin County Historical Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pasco attractions site.

Drive from Pullman to Pasco in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pullman in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Pasco: highs are around 86°F and lows about 54°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Pasco

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Pocatello

— 1 night
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Bannock County Historical Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Clean, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pocatello road trip planner.

You can drive from Pasco to Pocatello in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pasco to Pocatello due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pasco in June, Pocatello is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Champaign-Urbana travel guide

4.6
Entertainment Centers · Room Escape Games · Theaters