39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly
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Denver
Drive
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Boulder
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Truckee
— 2 nights
Fly to Cody, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights

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Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 21st (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field, Fort Worth Meacham International Airport and Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver journey planner.

Getting from Dallas to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Denver is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 34°C, while nights are colder with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Boulder on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder day trip app.

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, stroll around Garden of the Gods, then stop by Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and finally gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 4 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Santa Fe Indian Market, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, admire the natural beauty at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and finally have fun at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Balloon Rides (in Napa), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards) and Frog's Leap Winery (in Rutherford). Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Truckee

— 2 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 21st (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, explore the activities along Lake Tahoe, then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, and finally trek along Tahoe Meadows Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, then take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista, and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Truckee online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. In September, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take some stellar pictures from Calcite Springs Overlook, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Truckee to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Truckee in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (0°C).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.