54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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1
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
3
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
4
Park City
— 4 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
6
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
7
Asheville
— 4 nights
8
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
9
Aspen
— 4 nights
10
Buena Vista
— 4 nights
11
Canon City
— 4 nights
12
Estes Park
— 4 nights

6
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Get outdoors at El Dorado Beach and Pope Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Incline Village (Burnt Cedar Beach, Secret Cove Beach, &more), Carson City (Nevada State Museum & Bowers Mansion Regional Park) and Reno (Nevada Museum of Art, Truckee River Walk, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, soar above the sights with Lake Tahoe Balloons, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Dallas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to South Lake Tahoe. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 44°F at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Incline Village, Tahoe City, Reno, Lake Tahoe (California), Truckee
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El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 14th (Fri), stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, immerse yourself in nature at Farragut State Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Timberline Adventures, then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally get interesting insight from CDA Parasail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail, then play a few rounds at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Mission State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Northern Pacific Depot.

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You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Coeur d'Alene in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, Coeur d'Alene is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Northern Pacific Depot, Old Mission State Park, Farragut State Park
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Adventures ©
Timberline Adventures
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail

5
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of the Plains Indian and Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village. Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Virginia Falls. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see Aster Falls in East Glacier Park, approximately East Glacier Park away. On the 17th (Mon), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Siyeh Pass, and explore the activities along Fishercap Lake.

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You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Park City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Browning, Aster Falls
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

4
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple Square and The Tabernacle. Get in touch with nature at Provo Canyon Adventures and Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Park City: Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden), Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi) and Salt Lake City (Red Butte Garden, Natural History Museum of Utah, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, take in the exciting artwork at Meyer Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery, and push the limits with Utah Olympic Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Park City travel planning website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Park City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. August in Park City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Salt Lake City, Provo, Hill Aerospace Museum, Thanksgiving Point, Doughnut Falls
Highlights from your plan
Utah Olympic Park ©
Utah Olympic Park
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort

7
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Park City to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Traveling from Park City in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

4
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. National Museum of Wildlife Art and Chapel of the Sacred Heart are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Mormon Row Historic District, Inspiration Point, &more) and Chapel of the Transfiguration (in Moose). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mad River Boat Trips, contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake, explore and take pictures at Moose Wilson Road, and don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online travel route planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Asheville.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mad River Boat Trips ©
Mad River Boat Trips
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Let the collections at Biltmore and New Morning Gallery capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Biltmore Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Maggie Valley (Soco Falls & Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Parker-Binns Vineyard (in Mill Spring). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with French Broad Adventures, stroll through Catawba River Greenway, take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip website.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Asheville in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole to Asheville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jackson Hole in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Catawba River Greenway, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Grandfather Mountain
Highlights from your plan
French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Escape the urban bustle at Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome. There's much more to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, trek along Grotto Falls Parking, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planning tool.

You can take a bus from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

4
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Art on 8th. Visiting Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Redstone Castle Tours (in Redstone), Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail, Hanging Lake, &more) and Paonia (Stone Cottage Cellars, Azura Cellars and Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Elk Mountain Expeditions, tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary, hike along Linkins Lake Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aspen sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Aspen takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Paonia, Colorado, Redstone Castle Tours, Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

4
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. South Park City Museum and Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Buena Vista side-trips: Leadville (Mayflower Gulch, Heritage Museum, &more), Lake George (Wilkerson Pass, Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area, &more) and Bailey (The Sasquatch Outpost & Aspen Peak Cellars). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, explore the activities along Yampa River, identify plant and animal life at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, and get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip app.

Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Leadville, Colorado, Lake George, Bailey, Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

4
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Popular historic sites such as Bishop Castle and Old Homestead House Museum are in your itinerary. Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum and Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canon City: Cripple Creek (Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine & Cripple Creek District Museum) and Great Sand Dunes National Park (in Mosca). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours, tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, and see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in September; daily highs in Canon City reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center, Bishop Castle
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours
Lost Paddle Rafting ©
Lost Paddle Rafting

4
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel on the Rock and Historic Governors' Mansion. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Mountain Blown Glass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Cheyenne (Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum & Cheyenne Depot Museum), Greeley (Colorado Model Railroad Museum & Centennial Village Museum: Living Heritage Experience) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake, Wild Basin Area, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and see the interesting displays at Enos Mills Cabin Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Canon City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Estes Park, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cheyenne, Greeley, Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Off-Road Tours

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