Summer in United States

Summer in United States

Raul Daussa
Make it your trip
Fly to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Drive to Madison
1
Madison
— 14 nights
Drive
2
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Madison
— 7 nights
Drive
10
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
11
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Madison — 14 nights

Madison is a city in Lake County, South Dakota, United States. To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madison trip maker site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Madison is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Copenhagen to Madison, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.
more
Parks · Nature

Rapid City — 4 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Storybook Island and Off-Road Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Geology and Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Horseback Riding Tours & Sunday Gulch Trail). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Journey Museum and Learning Center and head outdoors with Black Hills Scootours.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Madison to Rapid City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madison.
more
Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Madison — 2 nights

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madison holiday planning site.

Drive from Rapid City to Madison in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.
more
Parks · Nature

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio and then don't miss a visit to The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Madison to Las Vegas takes 21 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. July in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
more
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to General Sherman Tree and Boyden Cavern. Explore hidden gems such as Moro Rock Trail and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Three Rivers to see Tokopah Falls about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Congress Trail, admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, and surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and California Academy of Sciences. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route builder app.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Morro Bay.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Morro Bay — 1 night

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 29th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History, pick up some new knowledge with Harmony Glassworks, and then admire all the interesting features of Highway 1 Discovery Route.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Morro Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
more
Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Fly from Morro Bay to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Madison.
more
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Madison — 7 nights

Bring the kids along to De Smet Cemetery and De Smet Depot Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Main Street and Oakwood Lakes State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madison: Wheels Across the Prairie Museum (in Tracy), Brookings (South Dakota Art Museum & Brookings Summer Arts Festival) and Split Rock Creek State Park (in Jasper).

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madison trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Los Angeles to Madison in 25 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Madison. You will leave for Chicago on the 8th (Mon).
more
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Chicago — 1 night

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River and then test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Madison to Chicago takes 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to New York City.
more
Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Speed Boats Tours. Bring the kids along to 9/11 Memorial and Photography Tours. The adventure continues: examine the collection at New York Public Library, stroll around Washington Square Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take a stroll through Dumbo.

Plan a trip to New York City easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
more
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
more