30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. Attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Harley-Davidson Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Milwaukee (North Point Water Tower, Milwaukee Art Museum, &more), Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach County Park) and Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago sightseeing planning app.

Philadelphia to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 83°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art and then surround yourself with nature on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): see what you can catch with Jackson National Fish Hatchery, identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online vacation planner.

Getting from Chicago to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Jackson Hole is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Jackson Hole, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip website.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the activities along Hidden Lake, then appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalanche Lake, then explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the West Glacier day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Glacier takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In July, West Glacier is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cannon Beach trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Cannon Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from West Glacier to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from West Glacier in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newport travel route planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in July, with highs in Newport at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bend

— 1 night
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bend trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Bend hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bend

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and Walt Disney Family Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lands End and Safari West. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Cruz (Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bend to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bend in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 6 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Family-friendly places like Loretto Chapel and Millicent Rogers Museum will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: 203 Fine Art (in Taos) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Canyon Road, take a memorable tour with The Reel Life, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe visit planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 60°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.