46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Strong City
— 3 nights
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Sioux City
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 4 nights
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Crazy Horse
— 2 nights
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Bayard
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Alamo
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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Gateway Arch. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): gain interesting insight with STL Haunted History.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis road trip planner.

Louisville to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Titanic Museum and White Water. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at College of the Ozarks, get to know the resident critters at Branson's Promised Land Zoo, hike along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, and join the crowd at The Track Family Fun Parks.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Branson trip builder tool.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Strong City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Strong City

— 3 nights
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. Step out of Strong City with an excursion to Hubbles Rubble in Howard--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chase County Courthouse, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Chase State Fishing Lake, and get advice or help at Chase County Historical Society Museum.

Before you visit Strong City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Branson to Strong City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Strong City

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sioux City

— 2 nights
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Sioux City Public Museum, then examine the collection at National Music Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ponca State Park. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Heights, and then pause for some photo ops at Sergeant Floyd Monument.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux City trip planner.

You can drive from Strong City to Sioux City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Strong City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sioux City, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Sioux City

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keystone

— 4 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Wildlife Loop Road. Step out of Keystone with an excursion to Black Hills National Forest in Custer--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, hike along Presidential Trail, and take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sioux City to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In August, Keystone is slightly colder than Sioux City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F. You will leave for Crazy Horse on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Crazy Horse

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Crazy Horse trip planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Crazy Horse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Crazy Horse, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bayard.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Bayard

— 1 night
Bayard is a city in Morrill County, Nebraska, United States. On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse and Jail Rocks.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayard trip maker tool.

You can drive from Crazy Horse to Bayard in 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Crazy Horse in August: high temperatures in Bayard hover around 88°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Bayard

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Buena Vista (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, kick your exploration up a notch at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip planner.

Drive from Bayard to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Bayard in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 5 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Teton and Ana's Grand Excursions will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, &more) and Moose (Snake River Overlook & Chapel of the Transfiguration). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, stop by Lee's Tees, look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, and snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip planning tool.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Jackson Hole in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, then get the adrenaline pumping with Utah Olympic Park, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City holiday site.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Salt Lake City at 81°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Flagstaff

— 4 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon South Rim and Wupatki National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Trail, South Kaibab Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with Arizona Raft Adventures, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Historic Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy dove, and admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Flagstaff in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Flagstaff to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and finally pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sedona tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Flagstaff to Sedona by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Tucson

— 2 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, then take in the views from Rattlesnake Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then get a new perspective on nature at International Wildlife Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tucson journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in September, with highs in Tucson at 92°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Santa Fe

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally wander the streets of Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: trek along Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe route maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tucson in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 80°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Alamo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Alamo

— 2 nights
Alamo, located in the Rio Grande Valley in what is nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers," is a town known as "The Refuge to the Valley" in the irrigated area of southern Hidalgo County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, immerse yourself in nature at Estero Llano Grande State Park, and then revel in the low prices at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alamo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Fe to Alamo. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Alamo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Alamo: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alamo

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.