30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Rapid City
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Marion
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

7
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Step off the beaten path and head to Navajo Loop Trail and Bryce Point. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, hike along Rainbow Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park route maker site .

Sacramento to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Sacramento in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail

7
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chapel in the Hills and Adams Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Vore Buffalo Jump (in Beulah), Spearfish (Bridal Veil Falls & D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery) and Crook County Museum (in Sundance). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Adams House, engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, examine the collection at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, and do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Rapid City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Deadwood, Philip, Spearfish, Badlands National Park, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

6
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in, and the county seat of, Marion County, Kansas, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Strataca and Evel Knievel Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cosmosphere and Seelye Mansion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marion: Topeka (Combat Air Museum & Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site), McPherson Opera House (in McPherson) and Courtyard Gallery (in Lindsborg). There's still lots to do: see a world frozen in time at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, examine the collection at OZ Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, and shop like a local with Massachusetts Street.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marion trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rapid City to Marion. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Marion is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rapid City in September: high temperatures in Marion hover around 82°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Marion

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Abilene, Topeka, Hutchinson, McPherson Opera House, Courtyard Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Strataca ©
Strataca
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad ©
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like South Park City Museum and Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Penrose Heritage Museum and Glen Eyrie Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Pueblo Heritage Museum (in Pueblo), Museum Of Friends (in Walsenburg) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bishop Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs visit planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marion to Colorado Springs. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Marion in September, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver, Pueblo, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Commonwheel Artists Co-op, Museum Of Friends
Highlights from your plan
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle

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