30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Dubuque
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Jackson
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, and finally make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubuque trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Dubuque is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dubuque is minus 1 hour. In August, Dubuque is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Dubuque

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

West Branch, Eagles Landing Winery, National Motorcycle Museum, Pikes Peak State Park
Highlights from your plan
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site ©
Eagles Landing Winery ©
Eagles Landing Winery

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rapid City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dubuque to Rapid City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dubuque, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Prairie Berry Winery
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods and then hike along Pikes Peak.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walnut Canyon National Monument and Flagstaff Area National Monuments. Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at Renee Taylor Gallery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sedona travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Colorado Springs to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Sedona is somewhat warmer than Colorado Springs - with highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Inner Canyon. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are much colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Helicopter Tours, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moab in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 94°F and lows at 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Castello di Amorosa and SoMa (South of Market Street) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Chinatown, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 57°F, while days are colder, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jackson.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Town Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jackson tour planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Jackson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Jackson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Jackson to be much colder, around 37°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Jackson

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Town Square ©
Town Square

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Get in touch with nature at McCook Point Park and Eastern Point Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mystic Seaport and Hole-in-the-Wall Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mystic: Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mystic itinerary builder.

Getting from Jackson to Mystic by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mystic when traveling from Jackson in September, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

East Lyme, Gillette Castle State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Eastern Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

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