16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Insideout.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Custer trip itinerary planning app .

Washington DC to Custer is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Custer. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for little chillier days in Custer, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Museums Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Hill City, Keystone
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Adams House, examine the collection at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood road trip site .

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In June in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Spearfish, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, and finally trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Artist Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridge Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Deadwood to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Deadwood in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hill Aerospace Museum, explore the stunning scenery at City Creek Canyon, and then examine the collection at Church History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Thanksgiving Point, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Natural Curiosity, then get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 89°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lehi, Hill Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum
Thanksgiving Point ©
Thanksgiving Point
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hike along Kayenta Trail, then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria, then trek along Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, and finally explore and take pictures at Sunset Point. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally get great views at Rainbow Point.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point

2
nights
Arches National Park

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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, examine the collection at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Windows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): trek along Fiery Furnace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead, and then explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arches National Park, with highs around 95°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Popular historic sites such as Dinosaur Ridge and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Argo Mill and Tunnel. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Argo Mill and Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

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