18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Saint Joseph
— 1 night
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Lincoln
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 day
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Billings
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
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Saint Anthony
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
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Saint Anthony
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
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Saint Anthony
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Kanab
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Dolores
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 1 night
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Denver
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Saint Joseph

— 1 night
St. To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint Joseph visit planning website.

Saint Louis to Saint Joseph is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July in Saint Joseph, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Lincoln

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. University of Nebraska State Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at University of Nebraska State Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln road trip planning site.

Drive from Saint Joseph to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Falls Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), walk around Falls Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls online route maker.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Sioux Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Lincoln, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sioux Falls, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks
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Badlands National Park

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park travel website.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You've added Presidential Trail, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Iron Mountain Road, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally trek along Presidential Trail. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Hill City Visitor Information Center and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City online route planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Rapid City by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. On the 29th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Billings takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone as well as Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 30th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Billings to Yellowstone National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Billings, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Saint Anthony

— 1 night
St. For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint Anthony tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Saint Anthony takes 3 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Saint Anthony: highs are around 86°F and lows about 52°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife · Theme Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 day

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Faithful as well as Mammoth Hot Springs. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, then hike along Lewis Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint Anthony to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Anthony in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Saint Anthony

— 1 night
On the 1st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Anthony trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Saint Anthony by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Saint Anthony: highs are around 86°F and lows about 52°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take in the pleasant sights at Potholes Turnout, stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park itinerary site.

You can drive from Saint Anthony to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Saint Anthony in August, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 78°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Saint Anthony

— 1 night
To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Anthony tour builder site.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Saint Anthony by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Saint Anthony at 84°F and lows at 50°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife · Theme Parks

Salt Lake City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple Square. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Salt Lake City fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Saint Anthony to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Anthony in August; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 92°F and lows reach 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 2nd (Sun), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Paria View, and then take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip site.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lower Antelope Canyon as well as Antelope Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along The Narrows, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kanab driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Kanab reach 90°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from Kanab, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dolores.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

Dolores

— 2 nights
The Town of Dolores is a Statutory Town in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cliff Palace, Petroglyph Point Hike and Balcony House. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Balcony House, explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dolores trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Dolores takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Dolores hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Dolores

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You've added Potash Road, Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, Dead Horse Point State Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Potash Road, trek along Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moab day trip planner.

You can drive from Dolores to Moab in 2 hours. Traveling from Dolores in August, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 92°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Moab to Denver in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Denver at 85°F and lows at 58°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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.