50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Keystone
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Truckee
— 1 night
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to El Paso
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El Paso
— 1 night
Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Warren
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Warren
— 2 nights
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Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, and then stop by The Farmer's Daughter.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone road trip app.

Detroit to Keystone is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Keystone. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get in touch with nature at Grinnell Glacier and Virginia Falls. On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Glacier National Park using our trip planner.

You can fly from Keystone to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Keystone in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Boiling River, hike along Mystic Falls Trail, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, and stroll through Natural Bridge Trail.

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You can fly from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Visiting The Narrows and Zion Shuttle will get you outdoors. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 36°F, while days are much hotter, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Arches National Park and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, and look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Arches National Park

— 3 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Escape the urban bustle at Fiery Furnace and Landscape Arch. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Delicate Arch, hike along Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Double O Arch, and make a trip to Wolfe Ranch.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park route planner.

Drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. In October in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 2 nights
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 16th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Devil's Thumb Golf Club, then cross one thing off your bucket list with Ultimate Skydiving Adventures, and then take a memorable drive along South Rim Road.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In October in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Petrified Forest National Park

— 1 night
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Blue Mesa, then stroll through Crystal Forest Trail, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Petrified Forest National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Petrified Forest National Park. In October in Petrified Forest National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Get some historical perspective at Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, trek along Widforss Trail, and get great views at Lookout Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

Make your Death Valley National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: get great views at Half Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Truckee

— 1 night
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): head outdoors with Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and then kick back and relax at West End Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Truckee trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee with the Route module. October in Truckee sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pope Beach and Kiva Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Meeks Bay Beach and Commons Beach Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach, capture your vacation like a pro with Tahoe Photographic Tours, and indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Big Sur.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, hike along Partington Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Rocky Creek Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, then kick back and relax at Sand Dollar Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November: highs in Big Sur hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Sur to Redwood National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Sur in November: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

El Paso

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Surreal Art Sculpture Garden, Ho Baron, Artist and then play a few rounds at Butterfield Trail Golf Club.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Paso attractions website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to El Paso. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Redwood National Park in November, expect nights in El Paso to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warren.

Things to do in El Paso

Outdoors · Golf

Warren

— 2 nights
Warren is a city in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Warren online driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from El Paso to Warren with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from El Paso to Warren due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from El Paso in November: highs in Warren hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 34°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Warren

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.