12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Danville
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and then make a splash at Dollywood.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge journey planning app.

Waynesburg to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Waynesburg in May: high temperatures in Pigeon Forge hover around 79°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Hot Springs by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and then don't miss a visit to Huge Pair of Legs.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Amarillo by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in May, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Amarillo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Amarillo to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amarillo in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Terrace Spring, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, and finally trek along Observation Point Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to West Yellowstone takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in West Yellowstone to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from West Yellowstone to Sioux Falls in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from West Yellowstone to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. When traveling from West Yellowstone in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sioux Falls: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 58°F at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Danville.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Danville

— 1 night
Danville is a city in and the county seat of Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, then admire the majestic nature at Kickapoo State Recreation Area, and then stroll around Kennekuk County Park.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Danville travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Danville in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Danville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Danville

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.