15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
2
Keystone
— 3 nights
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights

2
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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.

Plan a Grand Rapids trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

New York City to Grand Rapids is an approximately 6-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 travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Muskegon, Saugatuck, Holland Farmers Market, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Highlights from your plan
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Muskegon State Park ©
Muskegon State Park

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
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 Insideout. Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Highway will get you outdoors. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Legion Lake, Horseback Riding Tours, &more) and Wind Cave National Park (Elk Mountain Nature Trail & Wind Cave National Park). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills and do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planning website.

Fly from Grand Rapids to Keystone in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Rapids in September, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, South Dakota, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 Taggart Lake. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip maker tool.

You can fly from Keystone to Grand Teton National Park in 6.5 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 travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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 Highline Trail. Get outdoors at Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park travel planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park in 7 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 go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

3
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.
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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take a peaceful walk through Petrified Tree, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

Similar plans

16 days in Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: March, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, romantic, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: May, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans