15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Midway
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Green River
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

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Midway

Midway ©
Midway is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. On the 1st (Mon), stop by Heber Valley Artisan Cheese and then enjoy breathtaking views from Memorial Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Midway tour planner.

Kansas City to Midway is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Midway due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Kansas City in June since evenings lows in Midway dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Green River.

Things to do in Midway

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Hill ©
Memorial Hill
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese ©
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

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Green River

Green River ©
Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll around Expedition Island Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Green River route tool .

You can drive from Midway to Green River in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Midway in June since evenings lows in Green River dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Green River

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge ©
Expedition Island Park
Expedition Island Park

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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

You can drive from Green River to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Green River in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Truckee River Legacy Trail, and then kick back and relax at West End Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Truckee trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Truckee in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, Truckee is slightly colder at night with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at The Getty Center, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Los Angeles. Traveling from Truckee in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Los Angeles, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are much hotter (102°F), and nights are a bit warmer (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 9th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online road trip planner .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 103°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arches 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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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): trek along Double Arch, make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, and then stroll through Delicate Arch.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 95°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and then experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder trip planning app .

You can fly from Arches National Park to Boulder in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in June; daily highs in Boulder reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Balloon Rides

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday builder site .

Getting from Boulder to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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