36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Fargo
— 1 day
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Bismarck
— 1 night
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 7 nights
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Gering
— 1 night
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Kearney
— 10 nights
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Omaha
— 3 nights
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Denver — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mines Museum of Earth Science, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Guanella Pass, then get engrossed in the history at Hotel de Paris Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Georgetown.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver vacation builder site.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some historical perspective at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Ocean Avenue. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Petersen Automotive Museum and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & 26-Mile Bike Path), Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach) and Malibu (Zuma Beach & The Getty Villa). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Fargo.
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Fargo — 1 day

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 12th (Tue), play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, then get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fargo holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Fargo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Fargo is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 1 night

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at North Dakota State Railroad Museum and then steep yourself in history at Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bismarck trip planner.

Getting from Fargo to Bismarck by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daytime highs in Bismarck are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Medora.
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Medora — 2 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 14th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Medora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora. In July, daytime highs in Medora are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 7 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get some cultural insight at Chapel in the Hills and Museum of Geology. Museum-lovers will appreciate Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries and The Journey Museum and Learning Center. Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame (in Sturgis) and South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Ltd. (in Hill City). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wind Cave National Park, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rapid City online tour planner.

Getting from Medora to Rapid City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Medora in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gering.
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Gering — 1 night

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, hike along Saddle Rock Trail, and then see the interesting displays at North Platte Valley Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gering trip maker tool.

You can drive from Rapid City to Gering in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kearney.
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Kearney — 10 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Great Platte River Road Archway Monument and Classic Car Collection. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sod House Museum and Nebraska Firefighters Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kearney: Aurora (Edgerton Explorit Center & The Plainsman Museum), Cozad (Robert Henri Museum & 100th Meridian Museum) and Gothenburg (Gothenburg Historical Museum, Original Pony Express Station & Museum, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, see the interesting displays at Pioneer Village, walk around Yanney Heritage Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kearney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gering to Kearney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gering to Kearney due to the time zone difference. July in Kearney sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.
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Omaha — 3 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Mormon Pioneer Cemetery and Joslyn Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Father Flanagan's Historic House and General Crook House Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Boys Town and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Omaha itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Omaha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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North Dakota travel guide

4.5
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
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.
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Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.
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