31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kids will enjoy Mount Rushmore National Memorial and The Stables at Palmer Gulch. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer (Sylvan Lake & Needles Eye Tunnel). Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip planner.

Charlotte to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. In July, Rapid City is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Bear Country USA ©
Wildlife Area
Bear Country USA
4.4

2
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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Insideout. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and finally cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Custer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Custer is slightly colder than Rapid City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Helicopter Tour
Black Hills Helicopters
5.0
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Geologic Formation
Needles Eye Tunnel
4.9

6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and stroll through S Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Custer in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Old Faithful ©
Hot Spring
Old Faithful
4.5

4
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Jackson Hole

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Barker-Ewing Whitewater and Cascade Canyon Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, &more) and Glacier View Turnout (in Moose). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Ana's Grand Excursions, don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, and look for gifts at Lee's Tees.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole road trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Grand Teton ©
Must see
Grand Teton
4.9
Barker-Ewing Whitewater ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Barker-Ewing Whitewater
4.9

3
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Denver

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours & Off-Road Tours). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, stroll through Downtown Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver travel planner.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, things will get a bit warmer in Denver: highs are around 85°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Royal Gorge Helitours (in Canon City) and Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Colorado Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Off-Road Tours
5.0

4
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Arches National Park and Skydive Moab. Make the 25th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, race across the water with Moab Jett, and shop like a local with Tom Till Gallery.

Start your trip to Moab by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Moab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: high temperatures in Moab hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9
©
Must see
Climbing Tours
4.9

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then stroll through Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then get some thrills on the water with Skoony's Lake Powell Adventure.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Page trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Page by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Horseshoe Bend ©
Must see
Horseshoe Bend
4.8
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.6

2
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Albuquerque

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Madonna of the Trail, visit Albuquerque Old Town, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stop by The Candy Lady, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online travel route builder.

Fly from Page to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in August: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 88°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
3.8
©
Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.7
The Candy Lady ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Candy Lady
4.5

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