12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Las Vegas, Bus to Bright Angle Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Get outdoors at Grand Prismatic Spring and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, and stroll through Observation Point Trail.

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Kalamazoo to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Kalamazoo in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Badlands National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Chicago Cultural Center, then stroll around Millennium Park, then see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk. On the next day, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail, and then laugh and play at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago trip website.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, then take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Chicago to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Glacier National Park at 75°F and lows at 45°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 Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour app.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Glacier National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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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.