13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mundelein
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Mundelein
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
End: Phoenix

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Mundelein

Mundelein ©
Mundelein is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States and a northern suburb of Chicago. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Volo Bog State Natural Area, see the interesting displays at Volo Auto Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cuneo Museum & Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rosewood Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mundelein trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mundelein. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Mundelein

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Volo Auto Museum, Rosewood Beach, Cuneo Museum & Gardens, Volo Bog State Natural Area
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Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum
Volo Bog State Natural Area ©
Volo Bog State Natural Area
Cuneo Museum & Gardens ©
Cuneo Museum & Gardens

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mundelein to Badlands National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Mundelein to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mundelein in June since evenings lows in Badlands National Park dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Homestead Overlook ©
Homestead Overlook
Sage Creek Wilderness Area ©
Sage Creek Wilderness Area

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Keystone

Keystone ©
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 (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone itinerary planner .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in June, with highs in Keystone at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like S Rim Trail and Castle Geyser. Escape the urban bustle at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Keystone in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

Before you visit Salt Lake City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 89°F and lows reach 62°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Paria View, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in June: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Phoenix at 106°F and lows at 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Children’s Museum of Phoenix ©
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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