30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Gibbon Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, admire all the interesting features of Fountain Paint Pot, and admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 47°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grinnell Glacier and Going-to-the-Sun Road. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge, approximately Polebridge away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, hike along Trail of the Shadows, then take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, and finally trek along Skyline Trail. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online journey builder.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Glacier National Park in October, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kiva Beach and Lakeside Beach. Get in touch with nature at Tahoe Photographic Tours and Pope Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Reno (Peppermill Casino & Atlantis Casino), Sand Harbor (in Incline Village) and Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks (in Tahoe City). There's still lots to do: stroll through Meeks Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe holiday tool.

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 31°F in South Lake Tahoe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Get outdoors at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Andrew Molera State Park. Head to Coast Gallery Big Sur and Hawthorne Galleryfor plenty of shopping. When in Big Sur, make a side trip to see Joyce Vineyards in Carmel Valley, approximately Carmel Valley away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur driving holiday planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Big Sur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ©
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get outdoors at Santa Monica Bay and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat ©
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave), FishFinders Guide Service (in Henderson) and Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Veteran's Memorial Park). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass, then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen online attractions planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Aspen by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 60°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, buy something for everyone on your list at Gardner Village, and then browse the different shops at City Creek Center.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can fly from Aspen to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in November, with highs in Salt Lake City at 54°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Gardner Village ©
Gardner Village
City Creek Center ©
City Creek Center

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