38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6 h
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  8 h 30 min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
North Kansas City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Cincinnati

5
nights
Denver

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo & Garden of the Gods), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder site.

Cincinnati to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Cincinnati in August, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, thenadmire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Cowtown Candy Company, thensee the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cody trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Cody takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Denver in August, you will find days in Cody are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

7
nights
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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cody in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

4
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 16th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and explore the activities along Jackson Lake.

Plan a Grand Teton National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Jackson Lake ©
Jackson Lake

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, thenponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and finally steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 92°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and stroll through Congress Trail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker website.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

4
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 101°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to North Kansas City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
North Kansas City

North Kansas City ©
North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States that despite the similarity in name to its larger counterpart, Kansas City, is an independent municipality part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. On the 5th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Wallace State Park and then look for gifts at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Liberty Jail Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Mill State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Weston Bend State Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to North Kansas City. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to North Kansas City is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect North Kansas City to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in North Kansas City

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liberty, Weston Bend State Park, Watkins Mill State Park, Missouri Star Quilt Company, Wallace State Park
Highlights from your plan
Weston Bend State Park ©
Weston Bend State Park
Wallace State Park ©
Wallace State Park
Missouri Star Quilt Company ©
Missouri Star Quilt Company

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