31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Casper
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 14 nights
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions planning site.

Melbourne to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 3rd (Mon), hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Monument Valley.
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Highlights from your trip

Monument Valley — 1 night

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Zion National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route tool.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Jackson Hole.
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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 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then get all the equipment you need at Teton Backcountry Rentals, and then cruise along Moose Wilson Road. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in October: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 55°F and lows are around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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Side Trip

West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour and then stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone road trip planning website.

Drive from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jackson Hole in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in West Yellowstone: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Casper.
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Casper — 1 night

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Casper trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Casper by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, Casper is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 62°F and lows of 33°F. You'll set off for Rapid City on the 14th (Fri).
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Rapid City — 2 nights

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 14th (Fri): browse for treasures at Holy Terror Antiques, then stop by Downtown Rapid City, and then learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, stroll through Bear Country USA, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Casper to Rapid City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Casper in October since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 40°F. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to Denver.
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Denver — 14 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Estes Park (Photography Tours, Spas, &more), Cascade (Pikes Peak - America's Mountain & North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop) and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park (in Manitou Springs). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and admire the masterpieces at The International Church of Cannabis.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip website.

You can fly from Rapid City to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sun).
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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.
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South Dakota travel guide

4.3
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.
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