15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Drive to Allendale
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Allendale
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Attractions like Saint Louis Zoo and Onondaga Cave make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: New Haven (John Colter Memorial & Pinckney Bend Distillery). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at City Museum, experience rural life at Grant’s Farm, identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis online day trip planner.

Detroit to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Saint Louis. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in July: highs in Saint Louis hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Keystone

— 1 night

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 21st (Tue): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Keystone tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Keystone to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Allendale.

Things to do in Keystone

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Allendale

— 2 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Get out of town with these interesting Allendale side-trips: Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing (in Whitehall), Holland State Park Beach (in Holland) and Mears (Silver Lake State Park & Off-Road Tours).

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Keystone to Allendale. Traveling from Keystone to Allendale, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Allendale when traveling from Keystone in July, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Allendale

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.