13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Rapid City
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Red Lodge
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Yellow Mounds Overlook and then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip planner.

Minneapolis to Badlands National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, Badlands National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bear Country USA. On the 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip app.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Rapid City, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife · Parks
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Keystone

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner.

Keystone is very close to Rapid City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rapid City in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks
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Red Lodge

Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. You've now added Beartooth Hwy to your itinerary. On the 28th (Mon), cruise along Beartooth Hwy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Red Lodge trip planning tool.

Drive from Keystone to Red Lodge in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Red Lodge can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mount Washburn make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, hike along Observation Point Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Red Lodge to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Red Lodge in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 2nd (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Snake River Overlook.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park travel planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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 see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 70°F at night. You'll set off for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 4th (Sun), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (81°F), and nights are much colder (48°F). On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): walk around Garden of the Gods, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

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Traveling by flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kanesville Tabernacle.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Omaha trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Omaha in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Omaha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Omaha. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Omaha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.