30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Durango
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
Fly
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 3rd (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest and then grab your bike and head to Rotary Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary planner.

Columbus to Durango is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, car, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Durango. Traveling from Columbus in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Durango, with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 6th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, walk around Indian Garden, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. In April in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, stroll through Gower Gulch Loop, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
On the 16th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: hike along Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through McGurk Meadow, and admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Tahoe City

— 2 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park and then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail and then take a tour by water with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tahoe City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City takes 4 hours. April in Tahoe City sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then trek along California Coastal Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tahoe City to Redwood National Park. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tahoe City in April since evenings lows in Redwood National Park dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour planner.

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
On the 25th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Teton Raptor Center, view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip maker tool.

Fly from San Francisco to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be much colder, around 26°F, while days are little chillier, around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 42°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to Berlin Wall Exhibit, then take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, with highs in Rapid City at 54°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument and then go for a walk through Tower Trail.

Planning Devils Tower trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Devils Tower sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Devils Tower to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Devils Tower, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.