12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
Drive
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Devils Tower
Drive
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Crow Agency
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Wendover
Drive to Salt Lake City International Airport, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 3 nights
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Drive to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Rossford

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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.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip maker app.

Rossford to Badlands National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rossford to Badlands National Park. While traveling from Rossford, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone journey planning tool.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in July, with highs in Keystone at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Keystone to Devils Tower in 2.5 hours. July in Devils Tower sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Crow Agency

Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Crow Agency driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Crow Agency takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Devils Tower in July, things will get much colder in Crow Agency: highs are around 8°F and lows about 8°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Crow Agency to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Crow Agency in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Wendover.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Wendover

Wendover is a city in Tooele County, Utah, United States. To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wendover holiday builder app.

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Wendover with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Wendover hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 69°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Wendover

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Historic Sites

Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wendover to Las Vegas. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wendover in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. You'll set off for Monument Valley on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Your day by day itinerary now includes Forrest Gump Point. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Monument Valley at 90°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
You've now added Four Corners Monument to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mesa Verde National Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip maker website.

Drive from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve side-trips: Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center (in Fort Garland) and Mission: Wolf (in Gardner).

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. In July, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder than Mesa Verde National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.