12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Marquette
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Eagle
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Sturgis
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Marquette

1
night
Eagle

Eagle
Eagle is a statutory town that is the county seat of Eagle County, Colorado, United States. To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Eagle attractions tool .

Marquette to Eagle is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Marquette in June, expect nights in Eagle to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Eagle

Outdoors Golf Parks

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Imperial Drive and Hermit Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Moran Point and East Rim Drive. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, get your bearings at Yavapai Point, stroll through Grandview Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Getting from Eagle to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. July in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook and then explore the ancient world of Sego Canyon Petroglyphs. Keep things going the next day: trek along Tunnel Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tower Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shafer Canyon Overlook, Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook
Tunnel Arch ©
Tunnel Arch
Tower Arch ©
Tower Arch

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.
On the 14th (Sun), get impressive views of Mud Volcano and then explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Arches National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

1
day
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then make a trip to Mt Roosevelt Monument, and then do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sturgis trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Sturgis with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Sturgis hover around 75°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sturgis

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mt Roosevelt Monument
Highlights from your plan
Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House ©
Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, then trek along Castle Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sage Creek Wilderness Area.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sturgis to Badlands National Park in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Sturgis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Sage Creek Wilderness Area ©
Sage Creek Wilderness Area
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

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