18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Baldwinsville
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Columbus
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Dayton
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Lafayette
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Madison
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
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Custer
— 1 night
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Cody
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
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Manhattan
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Saint Louis
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Baldwinsville

Baldwinsville is a village in Onondaga County, New York, United States. For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Baldwinsville tour itinerary planner.

Cornwall on Hudson to Baldwinsville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. June in Baldwinsville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Baldwinsville

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Columbus

— 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Baldwinsville to Columbus takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Baldwinsville in June, with highs in Columbus at 83°F and lows at 63°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums

Dayton

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dayton day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Dayton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums
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Lafayette

— 1 night
Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63mi northwest of Indianapolis and 105mi southeast of Chicago. To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Lafayette trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Lafayette takes 3 hours. In June in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Madison.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Madison

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
You can plan Madison trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Madison takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lafayette to Madison. In June, daytime highs in Madison are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Sheep Mountain Table Road to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Sheep Mountain Table Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Madison to Badlands National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hot Springs

Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get curious at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs day trip tool.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Hot Springs in 2 hours. In July, Hot Springs is little chillier than Badlands National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums · Childrens Museums

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wades Gold Mill, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Crazy Horse Memorial. On the 2nd (Fri), learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, take an in-depth tour of Wades Gold Mill, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Custer day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Custer takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Cody.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Cody Night Rodeo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then catch a live event at Cody Night Rodeo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cody road trip app.

Getting from Custer to Cody by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Observation Point Trail, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cody in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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 10th (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, get a new perspective on things with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, and finally take a memorable tour with Ana's Grand Excursions. On your second day here, experience rural life at T.A. Moulton Barn and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route builder website.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manhattan

— 1 night
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Manhattan visit planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Manhattan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Manhattan is 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Manhattan, with lows around 68°F. You will leave for Saint Louis on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Manhattan

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online vacation planner.

Drive from Manhattan to Saint Louis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baldwinsville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Baldwinsville

— 1 day
To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Baldwinsville trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Saint Louis to Baldwinsville with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Baldwinsville due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in July, with highs in Baldwinsville at 82°F and lows at 62°F. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Baldwinsville

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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.