12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Carlisle
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: New Carlisle

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip builder site .

New Carlisle to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Carlisle to Rapid City. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Carlisle in May; daily highs in Rapid City reach 65°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Suzie Cappa Art Center ©
Suzie Cappa Art Center

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lone Star Geyser and S Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Mystic Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and admire all the interesting features of Artist Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In May, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Rapid City - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in a show at Hopi House, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 2nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 74°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
La Villita Historic Arts Village ©
La Villita Historic Arts Village

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Jackson Square and then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans visit planner.

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

Similar Plans

15 days in New England, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM POLAND November, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY September, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & San Francisco BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans