13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Keystone
— 2 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Keystone Historical Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, and finally stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone travel planner.

Springfield to Keystone is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Springfield in September, things will get a bit cooler in Keystone: highs are around 71°F and lows about 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Gutzon Borglum Historical Center ©
Gutzon Borglum Historical Center
Keystone Historical Museum ©
Keystone Historical Museum

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Artists’ Paintpots, then take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Osprey Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, then explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

Getting from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Keystone in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Yaki Point. Get a sense of the local culture at Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's much more to do: get great views at Moran Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. You will leave for Mesa Verde National Park on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

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.
On the 30th (Wed), hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park travel planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. September in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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