49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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Grand Junction
— 6 nights
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Rolla
— 3 nights
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Champaign
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 7 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Minneapolis
— 5 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Helicopter Tours will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, have fun and explore at DISCOVERY Children's Museum, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

Fresno to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fresno in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Las Vegas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Bring the kids along to Arches National Park and Climbing Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Junction: Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Moab (Canyonlands Ballooning & Off-Road Tours). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains, hike along Tabeguache Trail, engage your brain at Children's Nature Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at John McConnell Math and Science Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Junction tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Grand Junction takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Junction, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Junction hover around 89°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Moab, Glenwood Springs, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Climbing Tours

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Trail Ridge Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Annual Flower Trial Garden (in Fort Collins), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, kick your exploration up a notch at Castle Rock Zip Line Tours, shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Grand Junction to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park, Castle Rock Zip Line Tours, Annual Flower Trial Garden, Trail Ridge Road, The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours ©
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, River Rafting & Tubing, &more), Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rolla.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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Rolla

Rolla ©
Rolla is a city in and the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri, United States. Kids will enjoy Elephant Rocks State Park and Onondaga Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Rolla: Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (in Middle Brook), Onondaga Cave State Park (in Leasburg) and Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site (in Eminence).

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rolla trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Rolla. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rolla when traveling from Colorado Springs in September, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Champaign.

Things to do in Rolla

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Leasburg, Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Elephant Rocks State Park, Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park ©
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park
Onondaga Cave State Park ©
Onondaga Cave State Park

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Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Champaign County History Museum, then stroll around Hessel Park, then view the masterpieces at Larry Kanfer Photography, and finally have fun at Meadowbrook Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Busey Woods, then take in nature's colorful creations at Idea Garden, then cool off at Sholem Aquatic Center, and finally walk around Centennial Park Champaign.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Champaign sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rolla to Champaign takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Champaign sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Urbana
Highlights from your plan
Busey Woods ©
Busey Woods
Sholem Aquatic Center ©
Sholem Aquatic Center
Larry Kanfer Photography ©
Larry Kanfer Photography

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park will thrill your kids. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park, Whirlpool Compass Fountain, &more). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Champaign to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Saint Joseph
Highlights from your plan
Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Burning River Adventures and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Youngstown (The Butler Institute of American Art, Fellows Riverside Gardens, &more) and Cuyahoga Falls (High Bridge Glens & Gorge Metro Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, head outdoors with The Wheel Mill, get to know the resident critters at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Youngstown, Cuyahoga Falls, Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, Rivers of Steel
Highlights from your plan
Burning River Adventures ©
Burning River Adventures
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium ©
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Bring the kids along to Sand Creek Adventures and Baker Park Reserve. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Pleasant Valley Orchard (in Shafer), Saint Cloud (Munsinger Gardens & Clemens Gardens) and Osceola (Cascade Falls & Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, see the interesting displays at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis day trip site.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Cloud, Osceola, Sand Creek Adventures, Pleasant Valley Orchard, Hindu Temple of Minnesota
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion, don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, then get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Legacy Flight Museum, then admire the striking features of Rexburg Idaho Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yellowstone Bear World.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Idaho Falls travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Minneapolis to Idaho Falls. Traveling from Minneapolis to Idaho Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Idaho Falls. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Rexburg
Highlights from your plan
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park ©
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park
Yellowstone Bear World ©
Yellowstone Bear World
Rexburg Idaho Temple
Rexburg Idaho Temple

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