29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Appleton
— 2 nights
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Dubuque
— 1 night
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Cedar Rapids
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 1 night
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North Platte
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
— 1 day
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 7 nights
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Apache Junction
— 10 nights
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Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Drive to Cullman

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Appleton

— 2 nights
Appleton is a city in Outagamie (mostly), Calumet, and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Appleton journey planner.

Ishpeming to Appleton is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Appleton can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. You will leave for Dubuque on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Appleton

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Dubuque

— 1 night
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and then make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dubuque road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Appleton to Dubuque takes 3.5 hours. October in Dubuque sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Cedar Rapids

— 1 night
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, then don't miss a visit to Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, and then steep yourself in history at Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cedar Rapids driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Dubuque to Cedar Rapids in 1.5 hours. In October in Cedar Rapids, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 13th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, stroll around Gray's Lake Park, then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and finally make a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cedar Rapids to Des Moines takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Des Moines are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 14th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then stop by Old Market Candy Shop, and finally take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Omaha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

North Platte

— 1 night
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll around Cody Park, steep yourself in history at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and then contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read North Platte itinerary site.

You can drive from Omaha to North Platte in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in North Platte when traveling from Omaha in October, with lows around 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Denver

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from North Platte to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from North Platte to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Aspen

— 1 day

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aspen itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in October, with highs in Aspen at 60°F and lows at 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Albuquerque

— 3 nights

Duke City

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.
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Museum of International Folk Art & Loretto Chapel). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, stop by The Candy Lady, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque visit planner.

Fly from Aspen to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in October: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Sedona

— 7 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
A Day in the West Jeep Tours has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite), Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff) and Camp Verde (Hauser and Hauser Farm & Montezuma Castle National Monument). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, trek along Airport Mesa, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Sedona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sedona, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apache Junction.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Apache Junction

— 10 nights
Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. Change things up with these side-trips from Apache Junction: Biosphere 2 (in Oracle), St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (in Florence) and Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior). The adventure continues: look and learn at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, explore the stunning scenery at Peralta Canyon, immerse yourself in nature at Lost Dutchman State Park, and see a world frozen in time at Goldfield Ghost Town.

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

Getting from Sedona to Apache Junction by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Apache Junction are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Apache Junction

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.