15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Rapids

— 2 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, then kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Muskegon State Park.

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New York City to Grand Rapids is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Rapids, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Keystone.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Keystone

— 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Prairie Berry Winery. Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Wind Cave National Park will get you outdoors. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Legion Lake, Horseback Riding Tours, &more) and Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, explore the striking landscape at Black Hills, and get a taste of the local shopping with Insideout.

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You can fly from Grand Rapids to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Grand Rapids to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Rapids in September: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 71°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Inspiration Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake, hike along Taggart Lake, explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at String Lake.

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You can fly from Keystone to Grand Teton National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Keystone in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Avalanche Lake and Grinnell Glacier. Get outdoors at Highline Trail and Swiftcurrent Falls. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

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You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, don't miss a visit to Petrified Tree, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots.

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Fly from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

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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.