30 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

30 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 2 nights
2
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
3
Wounded Knee
— 1 night
4
Medora
— 1 night
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
6
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Let the collections at Museum of Science and Industry and American Writers Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center, examine the collection at Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago travel itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, thenexplore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Badlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Badlands National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Chicago in April, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wounded Knee.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee ©
Wounded Knee is a census-designated place in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Wounded Knee Massacre Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Wounded Knee road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Wounded Knee takes 2 hours. April in Wounded Knee sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Wounded Knee

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument ©
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

1
night
Medora

Medora
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Medora road trip site.

Getting from Wounded Knee to Medora by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Wounded Knee, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Medora, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. You will leave for Seattle on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Museums

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, thentake a stroll through Pike Place Market, thenshop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally explore the world behind art at Seattle Asian Art Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Medora to Seattle in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medora in April: high temperatures in Seattle hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Redwood National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Redwood National Park. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nevada Falls Loop and Yosemite Village. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs for their historical value. Let the collections at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much warmer (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Get some historical perspective at Annenberg Community Beach House and Venice Canals Walkway. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and have fun at California Science Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Clark County Heritage Museum. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

Find out how to plan Las Vegas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Las Vegas are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Kolb Studio. Yavapai Geology Museum and Tusayan Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 27th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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