9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Branson
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Rapid City
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Yellowstone National Park
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Boise
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 5th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure and then get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Branson trip planner.

Las Vegas to Branson is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Branson, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Branson is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City visit site.

Fly from Branson to Rapid City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Rapid City. Traveling from Branson in October, expect Rapid City to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, hike along Hellroaring Creek Trailhead, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, hike along Observation Point Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, and finally hike along Osprey Falls Trail.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In October, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Rapid City - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 9th (Fri), trek along Boise River Greenbelt, stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Escape Games.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boise trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Boise by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Boise to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
On the 10th (Sat), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online attractions planner.

Getting from Boise to Seattle by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Wyoming travel guide

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Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Idaho travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.