15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  22 h
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Sturgis
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  7 h
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
drive:  3 h
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  11 h 30 min
End: Indianapolis

2
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 in touch with nature at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Iron Mountain Road. Go for a jaunt from Keystone to Custer to see Sylvan Lake about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, and look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Keystone trip itinerary planner.

Indianapolis to Keystone is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, plan for little chillier nights in Keystone, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sturgis.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Prairie Berry Winery
Highlights from your plan
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

1
night
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. On the 6th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, go deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and then see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sturgis online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Keystone to Sturgis in an hour. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Sturgis, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sturgis

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Broken Boot Gold Mine, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame ©
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine

1
night
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 7th (Tue), head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sturgis in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Morning Glory Pool ©
Morning Glory Pool

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Highline Trail, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, then appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and finally trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 10th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, then hike along Skyline Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park road trip tool.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, hike along Columbia Springs, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, let the kids burn off some steam at Leverich Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row, and finally trek along Waterfront Renaissance Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver online day trip planner.

Drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and tram. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Springs ©
Columbia Springs
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

1
night
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 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Union Square, visit Chinatown, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take a stroll through North Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Do a combination of tram and flight from Vancouver to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and subway; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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