49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
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Fly
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New York City
— 7 nights
Drive
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Chamberlain
— 2 nights
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Drive to Pierre Regional Airport, Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Montauk
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Montauk
— 2 nights
Train to New York JFK, Fly to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive to Roberts Field, Fly to Watertown
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Watertown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lead
— 2 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Ashland
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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New York City — 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and Kismet Beach (in Kismet). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online travel planner.

Athens, Greece to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Chamberlain.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 7:

Chamberlain — 2 nights

Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. On the 8th (Tue), see what you can catch with Allen's Hillside Guide Service, take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum, then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame, and finally appreciate the history behind Dignity. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chamberlain online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from New York City to Chamberlain takes 22.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chamberlain due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chamberlain, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Montauk.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Montauk — 2 nights

Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ditch Plains, then shop like a local with Main Beach, then contemplate the long history of Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Custom House Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Montauk journey maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Chamberlain to Montauk with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Montauk when traveling from Chamberlain in August, with lows around 22°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Niagara Falls — 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 13th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Brookdog Fishing Co, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Montauk to Niagara Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Montauk in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Niagara Falls, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Custer.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Custer — 3 nights

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. You'll explore and learn at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout. The adventure continues: stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and appreciate the history behind Bicycle Sculpture.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Custer, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bend.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Bend — 2 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, stroll around Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Des Chutes Historical Museum, examine the collection at High Desert Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Bend planning website.

You can fly from Custer to Bend in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Bend is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Custer in August, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Watertown.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Watertown — 2 nights

Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Bramble Park Zoo, view the masterpieces at Terry Redlin Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Redlin Art Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mellette House. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at South Dakota Art Museum, admire the majestic nature at Oakwood Lakes State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Watertown Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Watertown online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bend to Watertown. The time zone difference when traveling from Bend to Watertown is 2 hours. When traveling from Bend in August, plan for slightly colder days in Watertown, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lead.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Lead — 2 nights

Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, then appreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Adams House, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lead travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Watertown to Lead takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Lead sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Badlands National Park — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Badlands National Park and Hurley Butte Horseback Riding. Armed Forces Display & Gifts and South Dakota's Original 1880 Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook, and stroll through Notch Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Lead to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lead to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lead in August, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Sioux Falls — 5 nights

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Get in touch with nature at Sioux Falls Bike Trails and Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve and St. Joseph Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Sioux Falls side-trips: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum (in Walnut Grove), Sioux City (Spirit of Siouxland Statue, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, &more) and Pipestone National Monument (in Pipestone). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Blood Run Nature Area, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly House & Aquarium, get a new perspective on things with The Outdoor Campus, and contemplate the waterfront views at Arrowhead Park.

To plan Sioux Falls vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Badlands National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Sioux Falls, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hood River.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Hood River — 2 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Little Zigzag Falls, stroll through Mount Hood, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall, then examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and finally do a tasting at Marchesi Vineyards.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hood River journey planning site.

You can fly from Sioux Falls to Hood River in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sioux Falls to Hood River. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Portland — 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
On the 4th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel website.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Cannon Beach — 3 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Hug Point State Recreation Site. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach) and Tillamook Air Museum (in Tillamook). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and shop like a local with Cannon Beach Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Crater Lake National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak, then steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center, and finally take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ashland.
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Ashland — 2 nights

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River, and then trek along Natural Bridge Loop. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Schneider Museum of Art, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then indulge your senses at Main Street Adventure Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ashland trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Ashland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Ashland sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Newport — 2 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Step out of the city life by going to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. We've included these beaches for you: Nye Beach and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City) and Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ashland to Newport in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ashland in September, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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South Dakota travel guide

4.3
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.
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Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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