30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Rockbridge
— 1 day
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Zanesville
— 1 night
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Dayton
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Rockbridge

— 1 day
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stroll through Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then learn about winemaking at Rockside Winery and Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rockbridge trip planner.

Columbus to Rockbridge is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Rockbridge, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zanesville.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Tours · Adventure · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zanesville

— 1 night
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lock and Dam No. 10, take in the architecture and design of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Before you visit Zanesville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rockbridge to Zanesville in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Zanesville are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Zanesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park and then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dayton tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Zanesville to Dayton by car takes about 2 hours. April in Dayton sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 6th (Thu), walk around Garden of the Gods and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Dayton to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Dayton in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 33°F in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall and then explore and take pictures at South Rim Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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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 10th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mohave Point, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in April, with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Dante's View, stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Ubehebe Crater, and cruise along Artists Dr.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park attractions app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Santa Barbara

— 4 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and make a trip to Chaucer's Bookstore.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Sonoma and see Simraceway Performance Driving Center, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder site.

Fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Step out of South Lake Tahoe to go to Tahoe City and see Tahoe Cross Country, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, and take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit cooler days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 56°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Storm Point Trail, take in the natural beauty of Mud Volcano, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in April, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 42°F and lows at 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rapid City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May; daily highs in Rapid City reach 65°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.