31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Zanesville
— 1 night
Drive to John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Fly to Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Zanesville

— 1 night
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. On the 17th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zanesville day trip tool.

Columbus to Zanesville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In April in Zanesville, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Zanesville

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then play a few rounds at The Golf Club at Red Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, tee off at Hart Ranch Golf Course, and then don't miss a visit to Berlin Wall Exhibit.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zanesville to Rapid City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Zanesville to Rapid City. In April, Rapid City is slightly colder than Zanesville - with highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, examine the collection at Church History Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

Plan trip to Salt Lake City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Rapid City to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City in April, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 63°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 24th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In April, daytime highs in Moab are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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 out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In April, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Moab - with highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip app.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in San Diego hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route builder website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 27°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.