39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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Elberton
— 1 night
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Cullman
— 1 day
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Drive to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Fly to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Drive to Alma
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Alma
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Saint Charles
— 4 nights
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Walcott
— 1 night
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Drive to Quad City International Airport, Fly to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Drive to Alliance
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Alliance
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Wall
— 2 nights
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Mitchell
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
— 3 nights
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Wallace
— 3 nights
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Cottonwood
— 2 nights
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Pocatello
— 4 nights
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Teec Nos Pos
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Elberton — 1 night

Elberton is the largest city in Elbert County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Richard B. Russell State Park and then examine the collection at Elberton Granite Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Washington Historical Museum and then steep yourself in history at Callaway Plantation.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Elberton trip planner.

Durham to Elberton is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In September in Elberton, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cullman.
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Cullman — 1 day

Cullman is a city and the county seat of Cullman County, Alabama, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of 3rd Street Promenade and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bernard Abbey.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cullman trip planner.

You can drive from Elberton to Cullman in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Elberton to Cullman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Elberton in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Cullman. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Alma.
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Alma — 2 nights

Alma is a city in Crawford County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church and then do a tasting at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lake Alma Hiking Trail.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Alma vacation builder app.

Explore your travel options from Cullman to Alma with the Route module. September in Alma sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Charles.
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Saint Charles — 4 nights

Appreciate the collections at Fast Lane Classic Cars and Astral Glass Studio and Gallery. Get some historical perspective at St. Charles Historic District and First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Charles: Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Blumenhof Winery (in Dutzow).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saint Charles day trip planning tool.

Getting from Alma to Saint Charles by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Walcott.
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Walcott — 1 night

Walcott is a city in Muscatine and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): do a tasting at Tycoga Winery and then get engrossed in the history at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Wilton Candy Kitchen and then contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Walcott day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Charles to Walcott takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Walcott is slightly colder than Saint Charles - with highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Alliance.
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Alliance — 2 nights

Alliance is a city in Box Butte County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Chimney Rock National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Dobby's Frontier Town and then get engrossed in the history at Knight Museum and Sandhills Center.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Alliance holiday app.

Explore your travel options from Walcott to Alliance with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Walcott to Alliance due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Walcott in September, Alliance is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Keystone.
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Keystone — 3 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Pioneer Museum. South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Ltd. and Dahl's Chainsaw Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Keystone with an excursion to The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in Hot Springs--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, explore the world behind art at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, and explore the galleries of Keystone Historical Museum.

Start your trip to Keystone by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Alliance to Keystone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Alliance in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Keystone, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wall.
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Wall — 2 nights

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then contemplate the long history of Prairie Homestead, and finally get a dose of the wild on Hurley Butte Horseback Riding. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, and then get engrossed in the history at Wounded Knee: The Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wall holiday website.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in September, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mitchell.
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Mitchell — 2 nights

Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library and then examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, get a new perspective on nature at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and then pause for some photo ops at Porter Sculpture Park.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Mitchell online trip builder.

Getting from Wall to Mitchell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Mitchell can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 3 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and Buckstop Junction. Popular historic sites such as Dinosaurs of the Prairie and Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site are in your itinerary. Take a break from Bismarck with a short trip to Welk Homestead State Historic Site in Strasburg, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo and examine the collection at North Dakota State Railroad Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck journey planning app.

Drive from Mitchell to Bismarck in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mitchell in September, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Bismarck. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.
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Devils Tower — 1 night

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower travel route planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Devils Tower in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Devils Tower due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wallace.
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Wallace — 3 nights

Wallace is a small historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. state of Idaho and the county seat of Shoshone County in the Silver Valley mining district. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Wallace Mining Museum, then see the interesting displays at Oasis Bordello Museum, then examine the collection at Northern Pacific Depot, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Wallace Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Pulaski Tunnel Trail, then take in the history at Cataldo Mission, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Wallace.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wallace journey planning site.

Drive from Devils Tower to Wallace in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Devils Tower in September; daily highs in Wallace reach 57°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cottonwood.
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Cottonwood — 2 nights

Cottonwood is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. Monastery of St Gertrude and Wolf Education and Research Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Adventures and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Cottonwood: Rapid River Fish Hatchery (in Riggins) and Snake River Canyon Overlook (in Mountain Home).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cottonwood trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Wallace to Cottonwood in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Wallace in September, expect nights in Cottonwood to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pocatello.
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Pocatello — 4 nights

Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Clean and Idaho Museum of Natural History. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Collector Corner Museum and Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pocatello: Idaho Falls (The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho & Idaho Falls Temple & Visitors Center). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Fort Hall Replica, see the interesting displays at Bannock County Historical Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pocatello trip planner.

You can drive from Cottonwood to Pocatello in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cottonwood to Pocatello, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cottonwood in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Pocatello, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Teec Nos Pos.
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Teec Nos Pos — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Four Corners Monument and then don't miss a visit to Teec Nos Pos Trading Post.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Teec Nos Pos day trip app.

Getting from Pocatello to Teec Nos Pos by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Royal and Kolb Studio. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Navajo Point, make a trip to Powell Point, get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, and cruise along Hermit Road.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Teec Nos Pos to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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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