31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
7
Aspen
— 3 nights
8
Custer
— 3 nights
9
Medora
— 1 night
10
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 3 nights

3
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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Step out of New York City to go to Long Beach and see Long Beach, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City route website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Long Beach
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Little Cottonwood Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden and then admire all the interesting features of Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip maker app.

Getting from New York City to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, Salt Lake City is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Little Cottonwood Canyon ©
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Red Butte Garden ©
Red Butte Garden

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. In September, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. Step out of Glacier National Park with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier--about 36 minutes away. On the 25th (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

3
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Strip, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Paradise Beach County Park. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Baker Beach, stop by The Embarcadero, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Beach County Park
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, thentrek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aspen online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Aspen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Aspen are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are much colder (°F). On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills and then explore the striking landscape of Black Hills National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel and then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary site.

Fly from Aspen to Custer in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Custer are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Black Hills
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Medora day trip tool.

You can drive from Custer to Medora in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Medora, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Painted Canyon Overlook
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, take a memorable tour with Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Medora to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Medora, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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