14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 1 day
Fly
2
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Fly
5
Salt Lake City

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Chicago

— 1 day

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 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at American Writers Museum, then make a trip to Chagall's Four Seasons, then examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, and finally appreciate the history behind Calder’s Flamingo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning site.

Glen Ellyn to Chicago is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Custer.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Custer County 1881 Courthouse, take a memorable drive along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, then browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter, and finally do a tasting at Twisted Pine Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Little Devil's Tower Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, then get great views at Mount Coolidge, and finally appreciate the history behind Bicycle Sculpture.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Custer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Custer hover around 50°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Dakota Stone Rock Shop, then explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, and finally get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Keystone Historical Museum, then look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, and then browse for treasures at Halley's 1880 Store.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Keystone trip itinerary site.

Drive from Custer to Keystone in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Keystone are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 9 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mud Volcano and Grand Loop Road. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to Snake River Overlook (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Leigh Lake & Teton Park Road). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Keystone - with highs of 42°F and lows of 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 51°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

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.