30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Boulder
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City online road trip planner .

Indianapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
Room Escape Games
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 3rd (Tue), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Denver. Traveling from Kansas City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip app .

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, stroll around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, and then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Boulder tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder takes 1.5 hours. In September in Boulder, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Keystone trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boulder to Keystone takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boulder in September: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 71°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Keystone - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip builder .

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip site .

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
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.
Step out of Salt Lake City with an excursion to Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antelope Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online day trip planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 85°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 28th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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