16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philipsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, then explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally hike along Castle Trail.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park day trip planning app.

Dayton to Badlands National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Dayton in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Badlands National Park, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Center Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Grace Coolidge Creek, then explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, and finally stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with Black Hills Aerial Adventures, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coolidge, and then hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in June; daily highs in Keystone reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, trek along Cracker Lake Hike, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Philipsburg

— 2 nights
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Sapphire Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, and then see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, stroll around Winninghoff Park, then explore and take pictures at The Skalkaho Highway Scenic Byway, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ohrmann Museum & Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Philipsburg trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Philipsburg. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and Leigh Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like String Lake and Snake River Overlook. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, stroll through Hermitage Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Philipsburg to Grand Teton National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Loop Road and Castle Geyser. Escape the urban bustle at Biscuit Basin and Artists Paintpots. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, deepen your understanding at Yellowstone Institute, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.