17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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La Crosse
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Sioux Falls
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Angeles
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 day
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Albuquerque
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Colorado Springs
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Kansas City
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La Crosse

— 1 night
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Take the guesswork out of planning a La Crosse vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Lansing to La Crosse is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lansing to La Crosse. July in La Crosse sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. You will leave for Sioux Falls on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in La Crosse

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Falls Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), walk around Falls Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sioux Falls trip planner.

You can drive from La Crosse to Sioux Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks
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Keystone

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wildlife Loop Road, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse Memorial, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Needles Highway, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Keystone online route maker.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Keystone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Keystone. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, Keystone is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
You've added Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Dragon's Mouth Springs, Mud Volcano, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, and finally admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Keystone in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Port Angeles

— 1 night
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pike Place Market. On the 9th (Fri), shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Port Angeles in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port Angeles, with lows of 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Portland.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 1 day

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You've now added Freakybuttrue Peculiarium to your itinerary. On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Freakybuttrue Peculiarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portland road trip website.

You can drive from Port Angeles to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July, Portland is somewhat warmer than Port Angeles - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Pebble Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Pebble Beach, hike along California Coastal Trail, and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Redwood National Park takes 7.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Twin Peaks Tavern, The Castro, Haight Street, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Sutro Baths, then make a trip to Haight Street, then wander the streets of The Castro, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Twin Peaks Tavern.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 13th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are slightly colder (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sandia Mountains and then stroll through Foothills Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Coronado Historic Site and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tingley Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque attractions planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Albuquerque at 91°F and lows at 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 1 day
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You've now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): walk around Garden of the Gods, stroll through Bear Creek Nature Center, and then stop by Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip website.

Getting from Albuquerque to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 86°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kansas City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Kansas City

— 1 day

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cinder Block Brewery, then stroll through Parkville Nature Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Jail Historic Site.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City holiday planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Kansas City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Kansas City. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kansas City, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.