18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Alamosa, Drive to Taos
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Santa Fe, Fly to Syracuse


Ithaca — 4 nights

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Discovery Center and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Book of Mormon Publication Site and Ithaca Waterfalls. Venture out of the city with trips to West Endicott Park Carousel (in Endicott), Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum (in Canandaigua) and Binghamton (Otsiningo Park, Roberson Museum and Science Center, &more). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Stewart Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Smith Family Farm, learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Earth, take in nature's colorful creations at Cornell Botanic Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Johnson Museum of Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ithaca planner.

Syracuse to Ithaca is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Morrison.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Morrison — 1 night

The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along O'Fallon Park Upper Loop, stroll around Lair O' the Bear Park, bet on your favorite at Bandimere Speedway, stroll through Mount Falcon Castle Trail, then walk around Meyer Ranch Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Morrison Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Morrison trip builder app.

Getting from Ithaca to Morrison by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Ithaca in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Morrison, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Loop Road and Biscuit Basin. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, String Lake, &more) and Moose (Mormon Row Historic District & Snake River Overlook). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip tool.

You can fly from Morrison to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Morrison in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taos.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Taos — 5 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Philmont Scout Ranch and Fort Union National Monument. Bring the kids along to Wild Rivers Recreation Area and Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taos: Red River (Spas, Middlefork Lake, &more), John Dunn Bridge (in Arroyo Hondo) and Cimarron Canyon State Park (in Eagle Nest). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Twirl, stroll through Wheeler Peak Wilderness, take in breathtaking views at Frijoles Canyon, and see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Taos in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Taos: highs are around 83°F and lows about 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.