11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Denver
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Spearfish
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
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Cody
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
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Jackson Hole
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Pocatello
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver travel planner.

Milan, Italy to Denver is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Milan to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Cheyenne

— 1 night
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Wind Cave National Park

— 1 night
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then cruise along Needles Highway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elk Mountain Nature Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wind Cave National Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wind Cave National Park itinerary maker site.

Drive from Cheyenne to Wind Cave National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Cheyenne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wind Cave National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Wind Cave National Park to Badlands National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, Badlands National Park is somewhat warmer than Wind Cave National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Adams House, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Spearfish trip site.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Spearfish in 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Spearfish due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in June: highs in Spearfish hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Billings trip planner.

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Billings takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Billings sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Cody.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Cody

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West and then see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cody visit planner.

Drive from Billings to Cody in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Billings in June, expect nights in Cody to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get great views at Lookout Point, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

Plan a Yellowstone National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cody in June, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art and then make a trip to Town Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planner.

Getting from Gardiner to Jackson Hole by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums

Pocatello

— 1 night
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then examine the collection at Museum of Clean, then try to win big at Fort Hall Casino, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fort Hall Replica.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pocatello driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Pocatello in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in June: high temperatures in Pocatello hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip planner.

Drive from Pocatello to Salt Lake City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pocatello in June, with highs in Salt Lake City at 37°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.