28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Topeka
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Wichita
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Omaha
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Fargo
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Custer
— 1 day
Drive:  14​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 day
End: Los Angeles

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Strataca, then meet the residents at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, try your luck at Kansas Star Casino, then contemplate the long history of Old Cowtown Museum, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

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Topeka to Wichita is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kansas Star Casino, Strataca
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Strataca ©
Strataca
Old Cowtown Museum ©
Old Cowtown Museum
Museum of World Treasures ©
Museum of World Treasures

1
day
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Doorly Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Wichita to Omaha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Wichita, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Omaha, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum

1
day
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 4th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville USA, learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Junkyard Brewing Company.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Fargo online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Omaha to Fargo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, Fargo is a bit cooler than Omaha - with highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Junkyard Brewing Company
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Junkyard Brewing Company ©
Junkyard Brewing Company

1
day
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Fargo to Custer in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fargo in September, Custer is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Insideout, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Highline Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Custer in September, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in Glacier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Popular historic sites such as Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. Step out of Jackson Hole with an excursion to Headwaters Golf Club in Victor--about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Of The Mountains.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Headwaters Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Warhawk Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Boise road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Boise in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, expect Boise to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Warhawk Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Warhawk Air Museum ©
Warhawk Air Museum
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get outdoors at Murhut Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and shop like a local with Pioneer Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation maker app .

Fly from Boise to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in September, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Pittock Mansion. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia River Highway. Change things up with a short trip to Sokol Blosser Winery in Dundee (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: get outside with Portland Timbers, examine the collection at Movie Madness Video and More, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland route tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Sokol Blosser Winery, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, kick back and relax at China Beach, and step aboard USS Pampanito.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder website .

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 28th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 85°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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