15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Sturgis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Rapid City
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sturgis online trip builder .

Manchester, UK to Sturgis is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Sturgis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, you will find days in Sturgis are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will leave for Rapid City on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Sturgis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills National Forest
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 4th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City road trip planner.

Rapid City is just a short distance from Sturgis. The time zone difference when traveling from Sturgis to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. In June in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rapid City to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

Plan my trip to Mesa Verde National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in June, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planning website .

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Vernal Fall and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hayden Valley and Old Faithful. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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