15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Moab
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Rapid City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Rochester
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Flint

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Palisade (Maison la Belle Vie Winery, Meadery of the Rockies, & more) and Downtown Grand Junction (in Grand Junction). On the 24th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 26th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: stop by Sandstone Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab travel itinerary planner.

Flint to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Flint in June, you will find days in Moab are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palisade, Downtown Grand Junction
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Teton and Lamar Valley. On the 2nd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Trout Lake Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and make a trip to Artist Point.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Moab to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Moab in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Custer State Park (in Custer). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, tee off at Hart Ranch Golf Course, view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Rapid City hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Prairie Berry Winery
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Sat), tee off at Maple Valley Golf & Country Club, learn about winemaking at Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery, and then do a tasting at Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center and then sample the tasty concoctions at LTS Brewing.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rochester vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rapid City to Rochester takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rapid City to Rochester, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in July, you will find days in Rochester are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Outdoors Golf Wineries

Side Trips

National Eagle Center, Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
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Maple Valley Golf & Country Club ©
Maple Valley Golf & Country Club
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery ©
Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery ©
Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery

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