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
— 2 nights
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Butte
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Red Lodge
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Buffalo
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Hill City
— 2 nights
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Pierre
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Onawa
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 2 nights
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Lena
— 1 night
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Elgin
— 3 nights
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Elkhart
— 1 night
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Toledo
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Dayton
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Louisville
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Victorville

— 2 nights
Victorville is a city located in the Victor Valley of southwestern San Bernardino County, California. On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Big Bear Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Victorville road trip planning tool.

Los Angeles to Victorville is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Victorville to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mesquite.

Things to do in Victorville

Nature · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

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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. To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mesquite road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Victorville to Mesquite takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit 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: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Mesquite to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, Zion National Park is slightly colder than Mesquite - with highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough 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): take in the natural beauty of Fifth Water Hot Springs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Springville Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Springville tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Springville. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Brigham City.

Things to do in Springville

Nature · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Brigham City

— 3 nights
Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. Explore Brigham City's surroundings by going to Golden Spike National Historic Site (in Corinne), Bear Lake State Park (in Garden City) and Wind Caves Trail Head (in Logan). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, pause for some serene contemplation at Brigham City Tabernacle, get a new perspective on nature at Box Elder Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Brigham City Museum-Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brigham City online road trip planner.

Drive from Springville to Brigham City in 2 hours. While traveling from Springville, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brigham City, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Brigham City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Idaho Falls (Idaho Falls River Walk, Snake River Greenbelt, &more) and Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bannock County Historical Museum, learn more about the world around you at Idaho Museum of Natural History, experience rural life at Swore Farms, and take an in-depth tour of Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pocatello trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Brigham City to Pocatello in 2 hours. Traveling from Brigham City in September, you will find days in Pocatello are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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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): witness a stunning natural landmark at Elkhorn Hot Springs, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park, and then stop by The Bookstore. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Clark's Lookout State Park, take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center, and then see the interesting displays at Beaverhead County Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dillon road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pocatello to Dillon takes 3 hours. Traveling from Pocatello in September, expect nights in Dillon to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car 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. Get out of town with these interesting Butte side-trips: Old Montana Prison Complex (in Deer Lodge) and Helena (Gates of the Mountains & Cathedral of St. Helena). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, take an in-depth tour of World Museum of Mining, sample the fine beverages at Headframe Spirits, and contemplate the long history of Clark Chateau.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Butte online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dillon to Butte in 1.5 hours. September in Butte sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Canyon Village Area, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route maker website.

Traveling by car from Butte to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Butte in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Red Lodge

— 2 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Go for a jaunt from Red Lodge to Cooke City to see Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Beartooth Hwy, take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, stop by Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, and cruise along Chief Joseph Hwy.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Red Lodge takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Red Lodge reach 70°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

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Buffalo

— 1 night
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, examine the collection at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum, then take a memorable drive along US Highway 16, and finally play a few rounds at Buffalo Golf Club.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Buffalo online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Red Lodge to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Buffalo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Hill City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Outdoors · Museums · Golf · Scenic Drive

Hill City

— 2 nights
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. 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 take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Insideout.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hill City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Buffalo to Hill City by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hill City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time 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): admire the local landmark of Flaming Fountain, contemplate the long history of Cultural Heritage Center, and then get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pierre trip planning site.

Drive from Hill City to Pierre in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hill City to Pierre is 1 hour. Traveling from Hill City in September, things will get a bit warmer in Pierre: highs are around 79°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Onawa.

Things to do in Pierre

Museums · Historic Sites

Onawa

— 1 night
Onawa is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Onawa vacation planner.

Drive from Pierre to Onawa in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Onawa can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You'll set off for Des Moines on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Onawa

Nature · Parks · Museums · Trails

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), get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, then admire the natural beauty at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and then appreciate the history behind Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blank Park Zoo, then walk around Gray's Lake Park, and then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Des Moines trip planner.

You can drive from Onawa to Des Moines in 2.5 hours. September in Des Moines sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Lena.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Lena

— 1 night
Lena is a village in Stephenson County, Illinois. 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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lena trip planner.

Drive from Des Moines to Lena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Des Moines in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Lena, with lows around 52°F. You will leave for Elgin on the 27th (Mon).

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 Chicago Premium Outlets (in Aurora), Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville) and The Little Popcorn Store (in Wheaton). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cantigny Park, see the interesting displays at Illinois Railway Museum, try your luck at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, and brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Elgin itinerary planner.

Getting from Lena to Elgin by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish 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): take in nature's colorful creations at Shiojiri Niwa, admire the striking features of Havilah Beardsley House, then see the interesting displays at RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Linton's Enchanted Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Elkhart trip planning tool.

You can drive from Elgin to Elkhart in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Elgin to Elkhart is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Elkhart can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up 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. Get out of town with these interesting Toledo side-trips: Detroit (Detroit Institute of Arts, Motown Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes, walk around Riverside Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Toledo Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Toledo road trip planning website.

Getting from Elkhart to Toledo by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Toledo sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dayton: Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, sample the tasty concoctions at The Dayton Beer Company (Downtown), contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Dayton National Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dayton travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Toledo to Dayton by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October in Dayton, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Keeneland (in Lexington) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Louisville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Fun & Games · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · 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.