49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Drive to Madison
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Madison
— 13 nights
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Madison
— 7 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Madison — 13 nights

Madison is a city in Lake County, South Dakota, United States. To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madison attractions planning app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Madison is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Madison. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Rapid City.
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Parks · Nature

Rapid City — 5 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vore Buffalo Jump and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Explore hidden gems such as Storybook Island and The Journey Museum and Learning Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Ltd. (in Hill City) and Custer (Horseback Riding Tours & Sunday Gulch Trail). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, and head outdoors with Black Hills Scootours.

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You can drive from Madison to Rapid City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Rapid City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madison.
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Madison — 2 nights

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madison trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Madison takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Madison is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.
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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 29th (Fri): ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio and then shop like a local with The Strip. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then stop by The LINQ Promenade.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Madison to Las Vegas in 21 hours. Traveling from Madison to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like General Sherman Tree and Moro Rock Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Boyden Cavern and Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. Take a break from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with a short trip to Tokopah Falls in Three Rivers, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, hike along Crescent Meadow Rd, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy.

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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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walt Disney Family Museum and Musee Mecanique. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Morro Bay.
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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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History, learn something new at Harmony Glassworks, and then take a memorable drive along Highway 1 Discovery Route.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Morro Bay itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Morro Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Morro Bay to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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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 get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online travel 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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Madison.
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Madison — 7 nights

Kids will enjoy De Smet Cemetery and De Smet Depot Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Main Street and Brookings Summer Arts Festival. Get out of town with these interesting Madison side-trips: Split Rock Creek State Park (in Jasper), South Dakota Art Museum (in Brookings) and Wheels Across the Prairie Museum (in Tracy). Explore Madison further: admire the majestic nature at Oakwood Lakes State Park.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Madison in 25 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Madison, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Chicago.
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Chicago — 1 night

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Chicago River and then find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Madison to Chicago in 9.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.
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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.
Kids will enjoy 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, appreciate the extensive heritage of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

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You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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