17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lake Charles
Drive:  12​h 15​min
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Wichita
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  18​h
4
Bismarck
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Omaha
— 1 day
Drive:  21​h 45​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
8
Boise
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
13
Gallup
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
14
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Lake Charles

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Mid-America All-Indian Center and then look for gifts at Nifty Nut House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wichita trip planner .

Lake Charles to Wichita is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lake Charles in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 68°F in Wichita. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Wichita

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nifty Nut House ©
Nifty Nut House
Mid-America All-Indian Center ©
Mid-America All-Indian Center

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): wander the streets of Bricktown, admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then see the interesting displays at American Banjo Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oklahoma City online route planner .

Getting from Wichita to Oklahoma City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
American Banjo Museum ©
American Banjo Museum
Bricktown ©
Bricktown

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dallas online vacation planner .

Drive from Oklahoma City to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Dallas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 15th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park and then take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck tour builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dallas to Bismarck. Traveling from Dallas in June, you will find days in Bismarck are little chillier (79°F), and nights are much colder (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keelboat Park ©
Keelboat Park

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, and then get all the information you need at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, see the interesting displays at The Journey Museum & Learning Center, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, then learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pawnseum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planner .

You can drive from Bismarck to Rapid City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Days of '76 Museum, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Omaha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Omaha is 1 hour. Traveling from Rapid City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Omaha: highs are around 85°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market

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night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Omaha to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Glacier National Park. In June, Glacier National Park is little chillier than Omaha - with highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, shop like a local with Boise Art Glass, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Boise trip maker tool .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Boise by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with highs in Boise at 85°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Boise Art Glass ©
Boise Art Glass

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night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

Make your Salt Lake City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Boise to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©

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night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 23rd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be cooler, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online route builder .

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Jackson Hole - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Kolb Studio and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gallup.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Gallup

Gallup ©
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Gallup Cultural Center, then look for gifts at Perry Null Trading Company, and then look for gifts at Richardsons Trading Company.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gallup trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Gallup in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gallup, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Gallup

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Richardsons Trading Company ©
Richardsons Trading Company
Perry Null Trading Company ©
Perry Null Trading Company
The Gallup Cultural Center ©
The Gallup Cultural Center

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Route 66 Historic District, then contemplate the long history of Harrington House, and then examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Gallup to Amarillo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Gallup to Amarillo is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gallup in June since evenings lows in Amarillo dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Harrington House ©
Harrington House

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