54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Park City
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Buena Vista
— 4 nights
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Cañon City
— 4 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Kiva Beach and Baldwin Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tallac Historic Site and Truckee River Walk. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Carson City (Nevada State Museum & Bowers Mansion Regional Park), Reno (Nevada Museum of Art & National Automobile Museum) and Incline Village (Burnt Cedar Beach, Secret Cove Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeks Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and enjoy unforgettable views with Lake Tahoe Balloons.

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 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or 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 fly to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
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 head outdoors with CDA Parasail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): stroll through 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 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or 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 · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 5 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.
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 Going-to-the-Sun Road. 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. And it doesn't end there: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and stroll through Piegan Pass.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park road trip website.

Getting from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Park City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Park City

— 4 nights
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 Salt Lake Temple. 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), Salt Lake City (Red Butte Garden, Natural History Museum of Utah, &more) and Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Park City Museum, take in breathtaking views at Provo Canyon, and shop like a local with David Beavis Fine Art.

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 3.5 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 catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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.
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 Fort Yellowstone Historic District. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Getting from Park City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Park City in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 4 nights
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 Transfiguration are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson Hole: Moose (Mormon Row Historic District & Chapel of the Sacred Heart) and Grand Teton National Park (Inspiration Point, Cascade Canyon, &more). 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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Let the collections at Biltmore and The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild) capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Urban Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Parker-Binns Vineyard (in Mill Spring) and Maggie Valley (Soco Falls & Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with French Broad Adventures, explore the galleries of Crossnore Weavers and Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art.

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 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 travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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 Little Greenbrier School. Escape the urban bustle at Mount LeConte and Chimneys Picnic Area. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cades Cove, trek along Alum Cave Trail, and trot along with Sugarland Riding Stables.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary maker site.

Take a bus from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Aspen.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Aspen

— 4 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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 Art on 8th and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Visiting Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Paonia (Stone Cottage Cellars, Azura Cellars and Gallery, &more), Redstone Castle Tours (in Redstone) and Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail, Hanging Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Elk Mountain Expeditions, stroll through Linkins Lake Trail, hike along Difficult Creek Trail, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aspen road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Aspen in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Aspen. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Aspen, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 4 nights
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 Off-Road Tours. South Park City Museum and Winfield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Buena Vista side-trips: Lake George (Wilkerson Pass, Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area, &more), Leadville (Mayflower Gulch, Heritage Museum, &more) and Bailey (The Sasquatch Outpost & Aspen Peak Cellars). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at White River National Forest, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Peaks Wilderness, and head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area.

Discover how to plan a Buena Vista trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cañon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Cañon City

— 4 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

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 Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cañon City: Cripple Creek (Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Cripple Creek District Museum, &more) and Great Sand Dunes National Park (in Mosca). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Lost Paddle Rafting, see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours, engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

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

Drive from Buena Vista to Cañon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in September; daily highs in Cañon 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 Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 4 nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Enos Mills Cabin Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel on the Rock and St Francis of Assisi Anglican Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Centennial Village Museum: Living Heritage Experience (in Greeley), Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake, Wild Basin Area, &more) and Cheyenne (Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne Depot Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Estes Park day trip planner.

Getting from Cañon City to Estes Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Cañon City in September, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.