45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly
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Denver
Drive
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Boulder
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Truckee
— 2 nights
Fly to Cody, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 5 nights

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Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 21st (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field, Fort Worth Meacham International Airport and Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Denver

Mile-High City

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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver journey planner.

Getting from Dallas to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Denver is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 34°C, while nights are colder with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Boulder on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Boulder

— 1 night

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Flagstaff Mountain, then walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, then get curious at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Avery Brewing Company.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Boulder trip planner.

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Drive from Boulder to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours

Santa Fe

— 3 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.
Santa Fe is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Santa Fe Indian Market, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Fe vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordenskiold #16 Trail, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Long House, and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Wildcat Trail, then see Off-Road Tours, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley online itinerary planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. August in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 3rd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and finally admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Frog's Leap Winery (in Rutherford), Balloon Rides (in Napa) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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, get great views at Half Dome, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Truckee

— 2 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee, then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, and finally hike along Tahoe Meadows Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Tahoe, then take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista, and then contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Truckee online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. In September, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get great views at Lookout Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Truckee to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Truckee in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.