49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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Victorville
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Mesquite
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Zion National Park
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Springville
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Brigham City
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Pocatello
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Dillon
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Butte
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
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Red Lodge
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Buffalo
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Hill City
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Pierre
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Onawa
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Des Moines
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Lena
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Elgin
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Elkhart
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Toledo
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Dayton
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Victorville

— 2 nights
Victorville is a city located in the Victor Valley of southwestern San Bernardino County, California. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Big Bear Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Victorville online trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Victorville is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Victorville: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 65°F at night. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Mesquite.

Things to do in Victorville

Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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Mesquite

— 2 nights
Mesquite is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the Arizona state line and northeast of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mesquite road trip planner.

You can drive from Victorville to Mesquite in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Victorville to Mesquite, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Victorville in August since evenings lows in Mesquite dip to 71°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Mesquite

Nature · Parks

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Zion National Park

— 4 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mesquite to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mesquite in August; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 90°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Springville.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Springville

— 1 night
Springville is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States that is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Fifth Water Hot Springs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, and then explore the world behind art at Springville Museum of Art.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Springville. In August in Springville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Brigham City.

Things to do in Springville

Museums · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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Brigham City

— 3 nights
Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brigham City: Wind Caves Trail Head (in Logan), Golden Spike National Historic Site (in Corinne) and Bear Lake State Park (in Garden City). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Brigham City Tabernacle, admire the masterpieces at Brigham City Museum-Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Box Elder Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brigham City journey planner.

Traveling by car from Springville to Brigham City takes 2 hours. Traveling from Springville in September, expect nights in Brigham City to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Brigham City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Pocatello

— 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pocatello: Idaho Falls (Idaho Falls River Walk, Snake River Greenbelt, &more) and Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Bannock County Historical Museum, take an in-depth tour of Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, learn more about the world around you at Idaho Museum of Natural History, and experience rural life at Swore Farms.

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You can drive from Brigham City to Pocatello in 2 hours. While traveling from Brigham City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pocatello, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Dillon

— 2 nights
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Elkhorn Hot Springs, admire the majestic nature at Bannack State Park, and then look for gifts at The Bookstore. On the next day, stroll around Clark's Lookout State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center, and then see the interesting displays at Beaverhead County Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dillon attractions planner.

You can drive from Pocatello to Dillon in 3 hours. When traveling from Pocatello in September, plan for little chillier days in Dillon, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Butte.

Things to do in Dillon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Butte

— 3 nights
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Montana Prison Complex (in Deer Lodge) and Helena (Gates of the Mountains & Cathedral of St. Helena). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining, get great views at Berkeley Pit, and admire the landmark architecture of The Mai Wah.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Butte trip itinerary site.

Drive from Dillon to Butte in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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 much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and explore the striking landscape at Canyon Village Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Butte to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Butte - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Red Lodge

— 2 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Step out of Red Lodge to go to Cooke City and see Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Beartooth Hwy, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Bill Lake, and explore and take pictures at Bear Tooth Pass Hwy.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Red Lodge journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Red Lodge takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Red Lodge at 70°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

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Buffalo

— 1 night
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum, then explore and take pictures at US Highway 16, and finally tee off at Buffalo Golf Club.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Buffalo holiday planner.

You can drive from Red Lodge to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. September in Buffalo sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Hill City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Golf

Hill City

— 2 nights
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally cruise along Iron Mountain Road. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Insideout.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hill City online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Buffalo to Hill City in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Pierre.

Things to do in Hill City

Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

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Pierre

— 1 night
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): ponder the design of Flaming Fountain, then take an in-depth tour of Cultural Heritage Center, and then admire the striking features of State Capitol.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pierre driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hill City to Pierre in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hill City to Pierre due to the time zone difference. In September, Pierre is somewhat warmer than Hill City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Onawa.

Things to do in Pierre

Museums · Historic Sites

Onawa

— 1 night
Onawa is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Onawa trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Pierre to Onawa by car takes about 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will leave for Des Moines on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Onawa

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Des Moines

— 2 nights
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 24th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, then take in nature's colorful creations at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and then appreciate the history behind Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Blank Park Zoo, then walk around Gray's Lake Park, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Des Moines trip planner.

You can drive from Onawa to Des Moines in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lena.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Lena

— 1 night
Lena is a village in Stephenson County, Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Apple River Canyon State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lena tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Des Moines to Lena in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Des Moines in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lena, with lows of 52°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Elgin.

Things to do in Lena

Nature · Parks

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Elgin

— 3 nights
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. Explore Elgin's surroundings by going to Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville), Chicago Premium Outlets (in Aurora) and The Little Popcorn Store (in Wheaton). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, see the interesting displays at Illinois Railway Museum, try to win big at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, and experience rural life at Edwards Apple Orchard.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Elgin travel route tool.

You can drive from Lena to Elgin in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Elgin are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Elkhart.

Things to do in Elgin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

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Elkhart

— 1 night
Elkhart is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Shiojiri Niwa, admire the striking features of Havilah Beardsley House, then examine the collection at RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Linton's Enchanted Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Elkhart day trip planner.

Getting from Elgin to Elkhart by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Elgin to Elkhart, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Elkhart are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Elkhart

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Toledo

— 3 nights
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Explore Toledo's surroundings by going to Detroit (Detroit Institute of Arts, Motown Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes, stroll around Riverside Park, explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at Toledo Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Toledo route builder.

Getting from Elkhart to Toledo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Dayton

— 2 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and sample the tasty concoctions at The Dayton Beer Company (Downtown).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Dayton trip builder website.

You can drive from Toledo to Dayton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dayton are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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Louisville

— 4 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Keeneland (in Lexington). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

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Getting from Dayton to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

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United States travel guide

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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.