17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shoshone
— 1 night
Drive
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Elko
— 1 night
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cheyenne
— 2 nights
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport, Drive to Gary
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Gary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Montauk
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Montauk
— 1 night
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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel route tool.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (73°F), and nights are much colder (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Shoshone

— 1 night
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Black Magic Canyon, then Head underground at Shoshone Indian Ice Caves, and then Head underground at Idaho's Mammoth Cave.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shoshone trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Shoshone in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, Shoshone is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 90°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Shoshone

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Elko

— 1 night
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Western Folklife Center, then look for gifts at J.M. Capriola Co, then examine the collection at Northeastern Nevada Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Church of the Crossroads.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Elko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shoshone to Elko takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In July in Elko, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Elko

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

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 8th (Thu): make a trip to Temple Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Kindig It Design Inc., then take a tour by water with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, and then cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Elko to Salt Lake City. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Elko in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cheyenne

— 2 nights
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest, and then look for gifts at Cowgirl Yarns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Lakeview Cemetery, then get outside with Paul Smith Children's Village, and then pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cheyenne travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Cheyenne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get slightly colder in Cheyenne: highs are around 84°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gary.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gary

— 2 nights
Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25mi from downtown Chicago, Illinois.The population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana. On the 12th (Mon), stroll around Deep River County Park, then walk around Lakefront Park, and then make a trip to Gary Aquatorium. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whihala Beach, hike along Oak Savannah Trail, and then get outside with Gary Southshore Railcats.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gary journey planning site.

Explore your travel options from Cheyenne to Gary with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Cheyenne to Gary is 1 hour. Traveling from Cheyenne in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Gary. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Gary

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 3 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Sandusky (Holy Angels Catholic Church & Cedar Point) and Back to the Wild (in Castalia). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Gary to Cleveland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gary to Cleveland. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Montauk.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Montauk

— 1 night
Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then admire the natural beauty at LongHouse Reserve, and then contemplate the long history of Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Montauk online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Cleveland to Montauk in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montauk are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Montauk

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Long Island travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches · Lighthouses
Stretching northeast from New York Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is the largest island in the continental U.S. It technically includes the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, but generally refers to the suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk exclusively. Known for its cookie-cutter suburban neighborhoods, the island is also home to a wealth of intriguing places to visit, including beaches, scenic countryside, wineries, and numerous historical sites. In the summer months, wealthy New Yorkers flock here to relax in their exclusive Hamptons properties.