30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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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
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night

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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 47°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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 Iceberg Lake Trail. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge, approximately Polebridge away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bowman Lake, stroll through Avalanche Lake, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park route maker.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In October, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
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 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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 fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

South Lake Tahoe

— 5 nights
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 Baldwin Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Meeks Bay Beach (in Tahoma), Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks (in Tahoe City) and Sand Harbor (in Incline Village). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, kick back and relax at Pope Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe vacation maker tool.

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Big Sur.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Big Sur

— 2 nights

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 Partington Cove. 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 stroll through 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 flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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 fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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 Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Santa Monica Bay. 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). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit 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) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

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 Willow Beach. 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: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) 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, try to win big at The Mirage, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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 3 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 fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Aspen

— 2 nights

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: cruise along 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 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 fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then browse the different shops at Gardner Village, and then buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City holiday tool.

Fly from Aspen to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in November, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 54°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.