15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly
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Truckee
— 3 nights
Fly
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lewis Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel tool.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Jenny Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape of String Lake, admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planning app.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions and then see what you can catch with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole road trip tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Jackson Hole are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Truckee.
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Truckee — 3 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kiva Beach and West End Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Matt Heron Fly Fishing and Baldwin Beach. When in Truckee, make a side trip to see Meeks Bay Beach in Tahoma, approximately Tahoma away. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park and tee off at The Links at Squaw Creek.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Truckee vacation planner.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Truckee in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to Truckee due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 1 night

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Truckee to Estes Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Truckee to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. In June, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Truckee - with highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Keystone.
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Keystone — 1 night

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 29th (Wed): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Keystone tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Estes Park to Keystone by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Estes Park in June, expect Keystone to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellow Mounds Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip tool.

Getting from Keystone to Badlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in June; daily highs in Badlands National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 54°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 1 night

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 2nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally trek along Kelly Drive.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary planner.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Philadelphia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Badlands National Park to Philadelphia. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Badlands National Park in July, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Casinos
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.
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