30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Charleston
— 5 nights
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 12 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Charleston

— 5 nights
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Venture out of the city with trips to Weston (Appalachian Glass & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum), Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum & Grandview State Park) and Whipple Company Store and Museum (in Scarbro). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, grab your bike and head to Little Creek Park, and take a stroll around Culture Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Charleston. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Museums · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer (Custer State Park, Wildlife Loop Road, &more), Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Presidential Trail) and Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rapid City driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Rapid City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. In May, Rapid City is slightly colder than Charleston - with highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 12 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rapid City in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner) and Salem (Adelman Peony Gardens & Schreiner's Iris Gardens). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Portland is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 56°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.