29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Wichita
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
12
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
15
Grand Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
16
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Townsville

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): wander the streets of Union Square, then take a stroll through SoMa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For reviews and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site .

Townsville, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Townsville in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns and then contemplate the long history of Geologist's Cabin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Geologist's Cabin ©
Geologist's Cabin

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Monument Valley at 32°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 10th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City route website .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lamar Valley and Artist Point. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, get great views at Lookout Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Deadwood fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Deadwood takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Deadwood reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Scott Jacobs Studio

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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 15th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Deadwood to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Rapid City. In September, daytime highs in Rapid City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Needles Eye Tunnel, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. On the 17th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Old Cowtown Museum, then look for gifts at Nifty Nut House, and finally try your luck at Kansas Star Casino.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Wichita trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Wichita takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Wichita due to the time zone difference. In September, Wichita is somewhat warmer than Rapid City - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Wichita

Fun & Games Shopping Casinos

Side Trip

Kansas Star Casino
Highlights from your plan
Kansas Star Casino ©
Kansas Star Casino
Old Cowtown Museum ©
Old Cowtown Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 18th (Fri), wander the streets of Country Club Plaza, then steep yourself in history at Union Station, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City visit planning tool .

You can drive from Wichita to Kansas City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Country Club Plaza ©
Country Club Plaza
Union Station ©
Union Station
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, sample the fine beverages at Kings County Distillery, explore the activities along The Pond, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kansas City to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kansas City to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Nashville by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Beale Street, stop by Lansky, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Memphis journey planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Island.

Things to do in Memphis

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

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Grand Island

Grand Island ©
Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Platte River, then get engrossed in the history at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, and then browse the different shops at Conestoga Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Island journey app .

Explore your travel options from Memphis to Grand Island with the Route module. In September, Grand Island is a bit cooler than Memphis - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Island

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer ©
Conestoga Mall ©
Conestoga Mall

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Island to Las Vegas. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Island in September, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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