31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly
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Fargo
— 1 night
Drive
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Minot
— 1 night
Drive
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Cody
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Whitefish
— 3 nights
Fly
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Spokane
— 1 night
Drive
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Kennewick
— 1 night
Drive
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Boise
— 2 nights
Fly to Jacksonville International Airport, Drive to St. Marys
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St. Marys
— 1 night
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Drive to Jacksonville International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Drive to Marblehead
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Marblehead
— 2 nights
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Drive to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America. On your second day here, trek along Mill Ruins Park, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes.

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Marquette to Minneapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marquette to Minneapolis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Marquette in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around 81°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Fargo

— 1 night
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, then identify plant and animal life at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fargo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Fargo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fargo when traveling from Minneapolis in August, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Fargo

Golf · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minot

— 1 night
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum and then walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Minot online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Minot takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Museums

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then take an in-depth tour of Plains Indian Museum, and finally stop by Cowtown Candy Company. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cody route maker website.

You can drive from Minot to Cody in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minot to Cody. In August, daytime highs in Cody are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cody in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally look for gifts at Yippy I-O Candy Co.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Pavilion, then examine the collection at Museum of Idaho, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Idaho Falls road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Idaho Falls takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in September, with highs in Idaho Falls at 75°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies and then examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip maker.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Bozeman takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums

Whitefish

— 3 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: River Rafting & Tubing (in West Glacier) and Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Whitefish trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Bozeman to Whitefish in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Whitefish can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, then stroll around Manito Park, then walk around Riverfront Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Spokane sightseeing website.

Fly from Whitefish to Spokane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Whitefish to Spokane is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Whitefish in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Spokane, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kennewick.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Kennewick

— 1 night
Kennewick is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, along the southwest bank of the Columbia River, just southeast of the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima rivers and across from the confluence of the Columbia and the Snake. On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Regional Veterans Memorial, then stroll around Howard Amon Park, and then explore the activities along The Columbia River.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kennewick trip planner.

You can drive from Spokane to Kennewick in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Spokane in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kennewick, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Kennewick

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Snake River, then trek along Boise River Greenbelt, then walk around Barber Park, and finally stop by Cravin's Candy Emporium.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kennewick to Boise takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kennewick to Boise. Traveling from Kennewick in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boise, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Marys.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

St. Marys

— 1 night
St. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll around St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park, stop by Market On the Square, and then take an in-depth tour of Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Marys road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boise to St. Marys. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, St. Marys is somewhat warmer than Boise - with highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Marblehead.

Things to do in St. Marys

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Marblehead

— 2 nights
Marblehead is a coastal New England town in Essex County, Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Rockport Art Association & Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll the grounds of Old First Parish Burying Ground. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, then examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Pickering Wharf.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marblehead tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from St. Marys to Marblehead. Traveling from St. Marys in September, you will find days in Marblehead are little chillier (75°F), and nights are colder (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Marblehead

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 21st (Mon), get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then take a memorable tour with Maid of the Mist, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): hike along Niagara Gorge Trail and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marblehead to Niagara Falls. In September in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Mackinaw City

— 2 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 23rd (Wed), grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, then immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and then enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City trip builder tool.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Mackinaw City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, flight, car, and bus. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinaw City, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.