12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Moline
— 1 day
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly

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Moline

— 1 day
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moline travel planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Moline. In June in Moline, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. You'll set off for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Moline

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 day
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moline to Rocky Mountain National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moline to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moline in June, Rocky Mountain National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): walk around The John Denver Sanctuary and then relax and float downstream with Elk Mountain Expeditions.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aspen online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, Aspen is little chillier than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 23rd (Wed): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Pipe Creek Vista.

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You can drive from Aspen to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, and finally look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Rapid City, with highs around 78°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.