27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Dubois
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Des Moines
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Saint Louis
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
13
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
15
Tupelo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
16
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
18
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
19
Lafayette
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h
20
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Wellington

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Denver trip builder website .

Wellington, New Zealand to Denver is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 19 hours traveling from Wellington to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in September, you will find days in Denver are much warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Holy Ghost Catholic Church ©
Holy Ghost Catholic Church
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Historic Governors' Mansion, have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Cheyenne Big Boots.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheyenne online day trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Cheyenne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubois.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion

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Dubois

Dubois ©
Dubois is a town in Fremont County, Wyoming. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Dubois Badlands and then make a trip to Giant Jackalope Exxon Country Store.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubois travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cheyenne to Dubois in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, Dubois is little chillier than Cheyenne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Dubois

Museums Parks Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. Keep things going the next day: hike along Artist Point, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubois to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dubois in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town and then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cody online holiday planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. In September, Cody is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Buffalo.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Whitney Western Art Museum ©
Whitney Western Art Museum

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum and then examine the collection at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Fort Phil Kearny, admire the masterpieces at The Brinton Museum, and then take a memorable drive along US Highway 16.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo tour planner.

Drive from Cody to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fort Phil Kearny, The Brinton Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum ©
The Brinton Museum ©
The Brinton Museum
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum ©
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

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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 21st (Sat): make a trip to Tower Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower route planner.

Getting from Buffalo to Devils Tower by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Devils Tower

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

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Rapid City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Neighborhoods

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica.

For photos and tourist information, read Sioux Falls road trip tool .

Drive from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Farmers Market, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Des Moines trip planner .

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Des Moines in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Des Moines are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Downtown Farmers Market ©
Downtown Farmers Market

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Patee House Museum, see the interesting displays at Pony Express Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Missouri Theatre.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph planner .

Getting from Des Moines to Saint Joseph by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Saint Joseph, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Missouri Theatre ©
Missouri Theatre
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at City Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis journey planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Joseph to Saint Louis. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
City Museum ©
City Museum

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nashville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Memphis in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum, then contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Tupelo Veteran's Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tupelo road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Tupelo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Tupelo Veteran's Museum ©
Tupelo Veteran's Museum

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 30th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Mississippi State Capitol, then learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jackson trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Tupelo to Jackson by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Jackson are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Natchez.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science ©
Mississippi State Capitol ©
Mississippi State Capitol
Old Capitol Museum ©
Old Capitol Museum

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall and then steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Windsor Ruins, explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchez driving holiday planner.

Drive from Jackson to Natchez in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. In October in Natchez, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Windsor Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and then wander the streets of Garden District. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Royal Street, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning site .

Drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Natchez in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center, steep yourself in history at Alexandre Mouton House, then contemplate the long history of Acadian Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Martin Rookery and then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lafayette tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Lafayette: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Church of St Martin de Tours
Highlights from your plan
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston travel website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lafayette to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lafayette in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Houston, with lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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