16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Sioux Falls
Drive
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Sturgis
— 1 day
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
4
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
Fly
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leeds
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 1 day
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 day
Fly

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls trip app.

Joplin to Sioux Falls is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Joplin in July, things will get slightly colder in Sioux Falls: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Sturgis

— 1 day
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Old Fort Meade Museum, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and then make a trip to Iron Horse Saloon.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sturgis travel planner.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Sturgis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Harmons City Creek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Sturgis to Salt Lake City takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer than Sturgis - with highs of 95°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lamar Valley and Undine Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls & Uncle Tom's Trail).

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in West Yellowstone: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 39°F at night. You'll set off for Billings on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooMontana, then admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and then catch a live event at Dehler Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Billings trip planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Billings, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Bring the kids along to The Strip and Fountains of Bellagio. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip tool.

You can fly from Billings to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Billings in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Leeds.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Leeds

— 1 night
Leeds is a town in Washington County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Quail Creek State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Cliffs Recreation Area.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Leeds online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Leeds in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, Leeds is a bit cooler at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Leeds

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Leeds to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. When traveling from Leeds in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Santa Fe

— 1 day

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 9 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Amarillo

— 1 day

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Harrington House, make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, and then get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Amarillo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Amarillo is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Amarillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Historic Sites

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.