16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Richmond
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Drive to James M Cox Dayton International Airport, Fly to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Drive to Sioux Falls
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Sioux Falls
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Badlands National Park
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Crazy Horse
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
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Drive to Canyonlands Field, Fly to MBS International Airport, Drive to Cadillac
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Cadillac
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Richmond
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Richmond

Richmond is a city in east central Indiana, United States, bordering on Ohio. To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond online tour itinerary planner.

Dayton to Richmond is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Richmond are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will leave for Sioux Falls on the 27th (Fri).
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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Richmond to Sioux Falls. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sioux Falls, with lows of 46°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park

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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Crazy Horse.
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Crazy Horse

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Crazy Horse road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Crazy Horse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, Crazy Horse is slightly colder than Badlands National Park - with highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and then explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Crazy Horse to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Crazy Horse in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 1 night

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, then explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, and finally admire all the interesting features of Inspiration Point Vista.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to South Lake Tahoe due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 63°F and lows reach 35°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 31st (Tue).
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Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
Attractions like Wapama Falls and Vernal Fall make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Pohono Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 94°F and lows at 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 68°F. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 4th (Sat).
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Point. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along South Kaibab Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are much colder (42°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 9th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley day trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Arches National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in June: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Cadillac.
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Cadillac

Cadillac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and is the county seat of Wexford County. To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cadillac visit website.

Explore your travel options from Arches National Park to Cadillac with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Arches National Park in June: highs in Cadillac hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll around Glen Miller Park and then examine the collection at Model T Ford Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Richmond day trip planning site.

Getting from Cadillac to Richmond by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Richmond when traveling from Cadillac in June, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.