35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Elkhart
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Madison
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Saint Cloud
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Spearfish
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Cut Bank
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Polson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Liberty Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Kennewick
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Milwaukie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Medford
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Arcata
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
15
Ukiah
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
16
Lodi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Tonopah
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
18
Delta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
19
Green River
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
20
Montrose
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
21
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
22
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
23
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
24
Des Moines
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
25
Saint Charles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Elkhart

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Madison

Madison
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ivory Room Piano Bar. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a taste of local nightlife at Ivory Room Piano Bar.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madison route site .

Elkhart to Madison is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Elkhart to Madison due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You'll set off for Saint Cloud on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Madison

Nightlife

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Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Carpet Nightclub as well as Minnesota Fishing Museum. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get a taste of local nightlife at Red Carpet Nightclub.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Cloud trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Madison to Saint Cloud with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Saint Cloud are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bismarck.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Minnesota Fishing Museum
Highlights from your plan
Red Carpet Nightclub ©
Red Carpet Nightclub
Minnesota Fishing Museum ©
Minnesota Fishing Museum

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Bismarck

Bismarck
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck itinerary website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Cloud to Bismarck. August in Bismarck sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Spearfish.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Spearfish

Spearfish
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Spearfish trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Spearfish takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Cody.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums Parks Outdoors

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inspiration Point, Dragon's Mouth Springs and Lake Butte Overlook. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Dead Indian Summit Overlook.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cody online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Spearfish to Cody. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Butte.

Things to do in Cody

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dragon's Mouth Springs ©
Dragon's Mouth Springs
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Lake Butte Overlook ©
Lake Butte Overlook

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Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Headframe Spirits has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Butte online journey builder .

Drive from Cody to Butte in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cody in August since evenings lows in Butte dip to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cut Bank.

Things to do in Butte

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Headframe Spirits ©
Headframe Spirits

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Cut Bank

Cut Bank ©
Cut Bank is a city in and the county seat of Glacier County, Montana, United States, located just east of the "cut bank" (gorge) along Cut Bank Creek. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cut Bank travel planning site .

You can drive from Butte to Cut Bank in 4 hours. In August in Cut Bank, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Polson.

Things to do in Cut Bank

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Going-to-the-Sun Road
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Polson

Polson ©
Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at The People's Center Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Polson trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cut Bank to Polson in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Polson are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Liberty Lake.

Things to do in Polson

Museums

Side Trip

The People's Center Museum
Highlights from your plan
The People's Center Museum ©
The People's Center Museum

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Liberty Lake

Liberty Lake
Liberty Lake is an incorporated city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, on the Idaho state line. To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Liberty Lake road trip app .

You can drive from Polson to Liberty Lake in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Polson to Liberty Lake, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Polson in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Liberty Lake. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Kennewick.

Things to do in Liberty Lake

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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Kennewick

Kennewick ©
Kennewick is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, along the southwest bank of the Columbia River, just southeast of the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima rivers and across from the confluence of the Columbia and the Snake. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Regional Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kennewick trip itinerary app .

Getting from Liberty Lake to Kennewick by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Kennewick sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Milwaukie.
Highlights from your plan
Regional Veterans Memorial ©
Regional Veterans Memorial

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Milwaukie

Milwaukie
Milwaukie is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milwaukie trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kennewick to Milwaukie takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Kennewick, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milwaukie, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bend.

Things to do in Milwaukie

Shopping Nightlife Outdoors

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Balancing Rocks, then wander the streets of City of Sisters, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Atlas Cider Co. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, take in the pleasant sights at Deschutes River Trail, and then look for gifts at Dudley's Bookshop Cafe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bend travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milwaukie to Bend takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Milwaukie in August since evenings lows in Bend dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

City of Sisters
Highlights from your plan
Dudley's Bookshop Cafe ©
Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters
Atlas Cider Co ©
Atlas Cider Co

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Medford

Medford
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Start your trip to Medford by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bend to Medford takes 3.5 hours. In August, Medford is somewhat warmer than Bend - with highs of 93°F and lows of 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Arcata.

Things to do in Medford

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Arcata

Arcata ©
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Trinidad Harbor and then take an in-depth tour of Clarke Historical Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Arcata trip planner .

Traveling by car from Medford to Arcata takes 4 hours. While traveling from Medford, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Arcata, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 54°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ukiah.

Things to do in Arcata

Museums

Side Trips

Trinidad Harbor, Clarke Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Clarke Historical Museum ©
Clarke Historical Museum
Trinidad Harbor ©
Trinidad Harbor

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Ukiah

Ukiah ©
Ukiah is the county seat and largest city of Mendocino County, California. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Williamson Wines Tasting Room and Stephen & Walker Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Truett Hurst Winery and Iron Horse Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ukiah: Fort Bragg (Pudding Creek Beach & Noyo Headlands Park), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Dutcher Crossing Winery). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Navarro Vineyards, explore by horseback at Lake Mendocino, make a trip to The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and get out on two wheels at Cow Mountain Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ukiah day trip site .

Getting from Arcata to Ukiah by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Arcata in August, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Ukiah: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lodi.

Things to do in Ukiah

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Philo, Fort Bragg, Barra of Mendocino Winery, Iron Horse Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards

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Lodi

Lodi ©
Lodi is a city located in San Joaquin County, California, in the northern portion of California's Central Valley. On the 6th (Fri), do a tasting at Lucas Winery, then do a tasting at m2 wines, and then learn about winemaking at Macchia Wines.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lodi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ukiah to Lodi takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lodi when traveling from Ukiah in September, with lows around 58°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Tonopah.

Things to do in Lodi

Wineries

Side Trip

Macchia Wines
Highlights from your plan
Lucas Winery ©
Lucas Winery
Macchia Wines ©
Macchia Wines
m2 wines ©
m2 wines

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Tonopah

Tonopah
Tonopah is an unincorporated town in and the county seat of Nye County, Nevada, United States. For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tonopah route builder app .

You can drive from Lodi to Tonopah in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lodi in September; daily highs in Tonopah reach 81°F and lows reach 51°F. You'll set off for Delta on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Tonopah

Museums Parks Shopping

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Delta

Delta ©
Delta is a city in Millard County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Great Stone Face.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Delta route builder site .

Traveling by car from Tonopah to Delta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Green River.

Things to do in Delta

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Topaz Museum ©
Topaz Museum

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Green River

Green River
Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Swasey's Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Green River road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Delta to Green River in 3 hours. Traveling from Delta in September, expect nights in Green River to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Montrose.

Things to do in Green River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Delta County Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Montrose County Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montrose trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Green River to Montrose takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Green River in September, with highs in Montrose at 79°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Montrose

Museums

Side Trip

Delta County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Montrose County Historical Museum ©
Montrose County Historical Museum
Delta County Museum ©
Delta County Museum

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Colorado Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Montrose to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, then view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kruger Rock, then take in the exciting artwork at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, then look for gifts at Earthwood Artisans, and finally browse for treasures at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Estes Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Dancing Pines Distillery
Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery ©

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Lincoln

Lincoln
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lincoln vacation site .

You can fly from Estes Park to Lincoln in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Estes Park to Lincoln. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Estes Park in September since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums

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Des Moines

Des Moines
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Des Moines online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Des Moines takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Charles.

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Saint Charles

Saint Charles ©
St. Downtown St. Charles has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), go for a walk through Downtown St. Charles and then browse the collection at St. Charles Public Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Charles trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Des Moines to Saint Charles. Traveling from Des Moines in September, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Saint Charles. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Tue).
Highlights from your plan
Downtown St. Charles ©
Downtown St. Charles
St. Charles Public Library ©
St. Charles Public Library

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