12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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Casper
— 1 day
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Branson
— 3 nights
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Clinton
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Cortez
— 1 night
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Casper — 1 day

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. On the 1st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and then hike along Platte River Trails.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Casper trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Casper is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Casper at 89°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Rapid City — 2 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 2nd (Sat), meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bear Country USA and then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Casper to Rapid City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Casper in July, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Omaha.
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Omaha — 1 night

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 4th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Omaha trip maker website.

Getting from Rapid City to Omaha by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Omaha, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Branson.
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Branson — 3 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Silver Dollar City and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, stroll through Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, get in on the family fun at Arcade City, and deepen your understanding at College of the Ozarks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson road trip planning app.

You can fly from Omaha to Branson in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Branson are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 1 night

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip maker tool.

Getting from Branson to Fayetteville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Clinton.
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Clinton — 1 night

Clinton is a city in Custer and Washita counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Oklahoma Route 66 Museum and then brush up on your military savvy at Stafford Air & Space Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Clinton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Clinton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Clinton can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then make a trip to ViVO Contemporary, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner.

You can drive from Clinton to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Clinton in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Cortez.
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Cortez — 1 night

As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the activities along Dolores Canyon.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cortez travel route planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Cortez in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Cortez can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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