16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Sturgis
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Sturgis
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly

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Sturgis

— 1 night
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. On the 27th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sturgis tour planning tool.

Cincinnati to Sturgis is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cincinnati in May: high temperatures in Sturgis hover around 62°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sturgis

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

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Traveling by car from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sturgis in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Jenny Lake Trail and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park holiday planner.

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 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Inspiration Point, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and stroll through Queen's Garden Trail.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip tool.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Denver (Denver Museum of Nature & Science & Denver Botanic Gardens) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Cañon City). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.