35 days in Continental USA Itinerary

35 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medora
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Stafford Air & Space Museum and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. Get a sense of the local culture at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and Fort Reno. Get out of town with these interesting Oklahoma City side-trips: Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum (in Chandler) and Arcadia (OK County 66 - John's Place & Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City road trip tool.

Milan, Italy to Oklahoma City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Oklahoma City is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in Oklahoma City reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 8th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Medora trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Medora takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Medora due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in September: highs in Medora hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rapid City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, then get engrossed in the history at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Insideout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, steep yourself in history at Adams House, then take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Medora to Rapid City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Medora in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Grinnell Glacier and Virginia Falls. On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, Glacier National Park is little chillier than Rapid City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Boise River Greenbelt and then get engrossed in the history at Idaho Military History Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boise route tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Boise in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Boise: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridge Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planning tool.

Getting from Boise to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Boise in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (18°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and String Lake. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Wildlife Art and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Venture out of the city with trips to Murie Centre (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon Trail & Hidden Falls). There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Day Tours and view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tom Till Gallery, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Jackson Hole to Moab in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Moab reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Las Vegas. Traveling from Moab in September, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Village Gallery of Local Artists, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Drive from Las Vegas to Sedona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Sedona to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Santa Fe

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then hike along Canyon Trail. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planning website.

You can drive from Sedona to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Santa Fe is little chillier than Sedona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then examine the collection at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, take in the history at Mission San Juan, then admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Institute of Texan Cultures.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Antonio day trip tool.

You can fly from Santa Fe to San Antonio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in October: highs in San Antonio hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Harry Ransom Center. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin route builder.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Oklahoma travel guide

4
Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.