15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Detroit
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 1 night
Drive
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Spearfish
— 1 night
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Greektown, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): hike along West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve And Nature Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Island Lake State Recreation Area, take a stroll through Kerrytown, then wander the streets of Main Street, then admire the natural beauty at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and finally visit Depot Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Detroit day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Detroit. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Little Red Schoolhouse. Get some historical perspective at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Cantigny Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Prairie Wolf Slough (in Highland Park), Skokie Lagoons (in Winnetka) and Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve (in Lake Forest). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny, don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planning app.

Fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, relax and rejuvenate at Boiling River, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Osprey Falls Trail.

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You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Ana's Grand Excursions. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Moose (Chapel of the Sacred Heart & Murie Centre) and Grand Teton National Park (Death Canyon, String Lake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and fly down the slopes at Rendezvous Mountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, identify plant and animal life at Bismark Lake Campground, explore the activities along Stockade Lake, get a taste of the local shopping with Jon Crane Gallery & Custom Framing, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone route maker.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Keystone. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Spearfish.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Spearfish

— 1 night
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then explore the galleries of Adams House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Spearfish trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Spearfish due to the time zone difference. In July in Spearfish, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Spearfish

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Door Trail, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, trek along Notch Trail, then trek along Saddle Pass Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip planner.

Drive from Spearfish to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Spearfish, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 60°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.