31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 12 nights
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Portland
— 8 nights
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Charleston

— 3 nights
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Weston (Appalachian Glass & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum), Point Pleasant (Mothman Museum & U.S. Navy Poster Museum) and Mothman Statue (in Point Pleasant). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, take a stroll around Culture Center, get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston holiday app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Charleston. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument), Custer (Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Custer State Park, &more) and Keystone (Breezy Point Picnic Area, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, and take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Rapid City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Rapid City is little chillier than Charleston - with highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 12 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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rapid City in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Portland

— 8 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lewis & Clark Salt Works (in Seaside), Gallon House Bridge (in Silverton) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Portland. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Portland: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.