27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chanute
Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
3
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
4
Wawona
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Chanute

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, then explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally trek along Presidential Trail. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

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

Chanute to Keystone is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chanute in September; daily highs in Keystone reach 71°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Needles Eye Tunnel
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

5
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 to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Keystone in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Oregon State Capitol, then make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, and then get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Theme Park.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Salem. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Salem at 77°F and lows at 52°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wawona.

Things to do in Salem

Theme Parks Shopping
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Salem's Riverfront Carousel ©
Salem's Riverfront Carousel
Oregon State Capitol ©
Oregon State Capitol

5
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, admire all the interesting features of Half Dome, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wawona travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salem to Wawona. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Salem in September, with highs in Wawona at 91°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, make a trip to Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Getting from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wawona in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Santa Fe (Canyon Road, Santa Fe Plaza, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque route builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque takes 6.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 83°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Step out of Denver to go to Colorado Springs and see Garden of the Gods, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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