21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Elko
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Garden City
— Few hours
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Lava Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— Few hours
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Iowa City
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Buffalo
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 1 night
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Albany
— 1 night

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South Lake Tahoe

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Elko.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Elko

Elko ©
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at J.M. Capriola Co, thenget answers to all your questions at California Trail Historic Interpretive Center, and then examine the collection at Northeastern Nevada Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Elko driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Elko takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July; daily highs in Elko reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Elko

Museums Shopping
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Northeastern Nevada Museum ©
Northeastern Nevada Museum
J.M. Capriola Co ©
J.M. Capriola Co

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Elko to Salt Lake City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Elko to Salt Lake City. Traveling from Elko in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around °F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Garden City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine

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Garden City

Garden City ©
Garden City is a town in Rich County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Garden City day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Garden City takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Garden City when traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Garden City

Nature Parks
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Bear Lake State Park ©
Bear Lake State Park

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Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs ©
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs Inn and Spa, thentake an in-depth tour of The South Bannock County Historical Center Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs.

Discover how to plan a Lava Hot Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Garden City to Lava Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Nature Parks Museums
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Lava Hot Springs ©
Lava Hot Springs
Lava Hot Springs Inn and Spa ©
Lava Hot Springs Inn and Spa

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
On the 7th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, thendon't miss a visit to Town Square, and finally look for gifts at Lee's Tees.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip app.

Traveling by car from Lava Hot Springs to Jackson Hole takes 3 hours. In July, Jackson Hole is a bit cooler than Lava Hot Springs - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

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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.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Cody

Cody
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cody travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. In July, Cody is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Devils Tower

Devils Tower
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Devils Tower trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Devils Tower takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll set off for Keystone on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by Goodtyme Photo and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone planner.

Drive from Devils Tower to Keystone in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Keystone are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Keystone

Shopping
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Goodtyme Photo ©
Goodtyme Photo
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Stockyards Ag Experience and then don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sioux Falls journey planner.

You can drive from Keystone to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Keystone in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sioux Falls, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Childrens Museums Museums
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Stockyards Ag Experience ©
Stockyards Ag Experience

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, thenadmire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, thenstop by Old Market Candy Shop, and finally take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Omaha trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Omaha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Omaha are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center ©
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): cool off at Adventureland.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Des Moines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iowa City.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Adventureland
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Adventureland ©
Adventureland

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Iowa City

Iowa City ©
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Old Capitol Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History, thengain insight at University of Iowa, and finally stroll around Terry Trueblood Recreational Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Coralville Lake visitor center, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Devonian Fossil Gorge, thencontemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and finally stop by Prairie Lights.

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Traveling by car from Des Moines to Iowa City takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Iowa City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Iowa City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
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Old Capitol Museum ©
Old Capitol Museum
Prairie Lights ©
Prairie Lights

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Iowa City to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Museums Tours
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Cleveland

Cleveland
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. July in Cleveland sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Nightlife
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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, thenadmire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and then don't miss a visit to Canalside.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in July, Buffalo is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Canalside ©
Canalside

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Clinton Square, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Syracuse sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Clinton Square ©
Clinton Square

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Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): walk around Washington Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, thenlearn more about the world around you at New York State Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Norman Rockwell Museum, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Albany Distilling Company, and then try to win big at Saratoga Race Course.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Albany can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Norman Rockwell Museum, Saratoga Race Course
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
Saratoga Race Course ©
Saratoga Race Course
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum