35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Branson
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  22​h 15​min
12
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
13
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Portland
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
15
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
16
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
17
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
18
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  28​h
End: Nashville

1
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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 2nd (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonshine Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at State Park Marina.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip planner .

Nashville to Branson is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
State Park Marina ©
State Park Marina
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

2
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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry Doorly Zoo.

Plan a Omaha trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Branson to Omaha by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

2
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, take an in-depth tour of Wades Gold Mill, and then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Angostura Recreation Area and then explore and take pictures at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Custer trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Omaha to Custer in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in June, expect Custer to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Custer

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Hill City, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

1
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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Missouri National Grassland, and then stroll through Oxbow Overlook. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Medora day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Custer to Medora takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
Little Missouri National Grassland ©
South Unit ©
South Unit
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Medora to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Medora in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Mueller State Park, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Durango trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 12th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Tom Till Gallery, then grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and then trek along Park Avenue Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Moab driving holiday site .

Getting from Durango to Moab by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durango in June, with highs in Moab at 95°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Park Avenue Trail
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Tom Till Gallery ©
Tom Till Gallery

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planner.

Getting from Moab to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moab in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 103°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
The Strip ©
The Strip
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Limantour Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in June since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Newport.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Glacier Distilling Company, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Taft Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Roads End State Recreation Site. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Mossy Creek Pottery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Alderhouse Glass Blowers.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Glacier National Park to Newport in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Newport is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Newport in June, things will get a bit warmer in Portland: highs are around 77°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Portland to Friday Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Traveling from Portland in June, expect Friday Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Space Needle, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online day trip planner .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in June, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

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Jackson Hole

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of String Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Oxbow Bend, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole travel route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Jackson Hole takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Jackson Hole is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, Jackson Hole is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
String Lake ©
String Lake
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then trek along Artist Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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