31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey 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
— 3 nights
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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: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melbourne in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.
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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. For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 42°F in Monument Valley. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 21st (Fri).
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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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On your second day here, hike along The Narrows.

Plan trip to Zion National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Monument Valley to Zion National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 36°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): trek along Navajo Loop Trail, get great views at Sunset Point, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online tour planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip builder.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Salt Lake City at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 3 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.
Step out of Jackson Hole with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, don't miss a visit to Town Square, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and get all the equipment you need at Teton Backcountry Rentals.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in October; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 55°F and lows reach 28°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll 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. For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Casper road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Casper in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jackson Hole in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Casper: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 33°F at night. You'll set off for Rapid City on the 30th (Sun).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bear Country USA, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Casper to Rapid City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Casper in October since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland), Fort Collins (Annual Flower Trial Garden & New Belgium Brewing Company) and Colorado Springs (National Museum of World War II Aviation & Garden of the Gods). The adventure continues: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker site.

Getting from Rapid City to Denver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rapid City in November: highs in Denver hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 29°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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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

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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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