17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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State College
— Few hours
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Millersburg
— 1 night
3
Porter
— 1 night
4
Chicago
— 1 night
5
Sioux Falls
— Few hours
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
7
Keystone
— Few hours
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
9
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
10
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
12
Sedona
— 1 day
13
Malibu
— 1 night
14
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
15
Paso Robles
— 1 night
16
Big Sur
— 1 night

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State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Penn State University. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): deepen your understanding at Penn State University.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the State College trip planning site.

Penn Valley to State College is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Penn Valley to State College due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Penn Valley in July, things will get slightly colder in State College: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Millersburg.
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Penn State University ©
Penn State University

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Millersburg

Millersburg
Millersburg is a village in and the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Millersburg trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from State College to Millersburg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porter.

Things to do in Millersburg

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Porter

Porter ©
Porter is a town in Westchester Township, Porter County, in the U.S. You've now added Indiana Dunes National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Indiana Dunes National Park and then watch a film at 49er Drive-In Theatre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porter tour builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Millersburg to Porter. Traveling from Millersburg to Porter, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Porter are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Chicago.

Things to do in Porter

Nature Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

49er Drive-In Theatre
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Indiana Dunes National Park ©
Indiana Dunes National Park
49er Drive-In Theatre ©
49er Drive-In Theatre

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online tour builder.

You can drive from Porter to Chicago in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Porter in July, with lows around °F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sioux Falls.
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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sioux Falls, with lows of °F. You'll set off for Badlands National Park on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Nature
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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Pinnacles Overlook ©
Pinnacles Overlook
Bigfoot Pass Overlook ©
Bigfoot Pass Overlook

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial as well as Dinosaur Park. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Dinosaur Park, thenexplore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Keystone trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Park
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Dinosaur Park ©
Dinosaur Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild West Rafting as well as Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 7th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree, get a new perspective on things with Wild West Rafting, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Keystone in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Wild West Rafting
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Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser
Wild West Rafting ©
Wild West Rafting
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton, thentrek along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart and then cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Bridger Teton National Forest ©
Bridger Teton National Forest
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Timber Creek Overlook Trail ©
Timber Creek Overlook Trail

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slide Rock State Park as well as Bell Rock. On the 13th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks
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Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, thenadmire the masterpieces at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Cove, and finally stroll around Malibu Bluffs Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Malibu holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Malibu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Malibu is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sedona in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Malibu, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Paradise Cove ©
Paradise Cove
Frederick Weisman Museum of Art ©
Frederick Weisman Museum of Art

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, thenget to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, thensteep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Malibu in July since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Paso Robles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Paso Robles

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Veris Cellars, thenlearn about winemaking at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paso Robles trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Tours Spas

Side Trip

Veris Cellars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Spas
JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery ©
JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur itinerary builder.

Drive from Paso Robles to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Paso Robles, expect colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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