57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kernville
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
+4
bus + taxi + bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
5
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
13
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
14
Custer
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
End: Kernville

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 24th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Doorly Zoo, snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, admire the majestic nature at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, and then explore the activities along Prairie Queen Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip planner.

Kernville to Omaha is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kernville to Omaha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kernville in July, with highs in Omaha at 87°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Prairie Queen Recreation Area, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Prairie Queen Recreation Area ©
Prairie Queen Recreation Area

5
nights
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Head to Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Images of Rocky Mountain National Parkfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Emerald Lake Trail), Spas (in Estes Park) and Flatirons (in Boulder). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and identify plant and animal life at Summit Lake Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip app .

You can fly from Omaha to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from Omaha in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Idaho Springs, Flatirons, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs journey builder site .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

5
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Keshi and Enchanted Circle Pottery. Take a break from the city and head to Canyon Trail and Jemez Mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire), Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Taos (Wild Rivers Recreation Area & River Rafting & Tubing). It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument and take in the dramatic natural features at Plaza Blanca.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe attractions planning website .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taos, Cochiti Pueblo, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Bandelier National Monument, Plaza Blanca
Highlights from your plan
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca

4
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Royal and Mohave Point. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Navajo Point, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Page takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, Page is a bit warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Grandview Point and Grandview Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Grand Canyon National Park (Shoshone Point, Red Canyon Trail, & more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Tours

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon Trail ©
Red Canyon Trail
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Grandview Trail ©
Grandview Trail

6
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Montana Avenue. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Francisco fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
We've included these beaches for you: Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Manzanita Beach and Ecola State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee), Astoria (Astoria Column & Fort Clatsop National Memorial) and Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach). There's more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Sokol Blosser Winery, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

5
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Lower Big Quilcene Trail. For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Elliott Bay Book Company. Venture out of the city with trips to 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma), Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Mount Ellinor). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle route planning website .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Seahurst Beach Park, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor

1
day
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 6th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Stanley. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler evenings in Stanley when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Adventure Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Take a break from the city and head to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Mesa Falls. Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Big Sky (Lone Peak, Ousel Falls Trail, & more) and American Computer & Robotics Museum (in Bozeman). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone road trip planner .

You can drive from Stanley to West Yellowstone in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Big Sky, Mesa Falls, American Computer & Robotics Museum, Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Mesa Falls ©
Mesa Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores, then stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and then explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Medora vacation builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from West Yellowstone to Medora takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Medora: highs are around 70°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Prairie Fire Pottery ©
Prairie Fire Pottery

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nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Escape the urban bustle at Black Hills National Forest and Sylvan Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs), Presidential Trail (in Keystone) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, Head underground at Jewel Cave National Monument, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Custer road trip planning tool .

Getting from Medora to Custer by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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