13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Keystone
Taxi to Rapid City, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Lakefront Trail, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago driving holiday planner.

New Haven to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Haven to Chicago due to the time zone difference. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip planner.

Drive from Chicago to Badlands National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 54°F. You'll set off for Keystone on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Keystone

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hike along Presidential Trail, stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

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

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, Keystone is slightly colder than Badlands National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and Mud Volcano. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Inspiration Point, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Keystone in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.