18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  5​h
1
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Lincoln
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
8
Saint Anthony
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
10
Saint Anthony
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Saint Anthony
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
14
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
15
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
16
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
17
Dolores
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
18
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
19
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph
St. To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Joseph day trip planner.

Saint Louis to Saint Joseph is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Joseph can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You will leave for Lincoln on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Parks Shopping

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. University of Nebraska State Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at University of Nebraska State Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lincoln online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Saint Joseph to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. July in Lincoln sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums
Highlights from your plan
University of Nebraska State Museum ©

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Sioux Falls

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

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls itinerary planner .

Drive from Lincoln to Sioux Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Lincoln, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sioux Falls, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park holiday planner .

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park. When traveling from Sioux Falls in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Presidential Trail, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Iron Mountain Road, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally hike along Presidential Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get answers to all your questions at Hill City Visitor Information Center and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

Planning Rapid City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to take a 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Hill City Visitor Information Center
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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Billings

Billings ©
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pictograph Cave State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Billings trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rapid City to Billings by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July in Billings, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone as well as Grand Prismatic Spring. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Billings in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony
St. For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Anthony trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Saint Anthony takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Saint Anthony at 86°F and lows at 52°F. On the 31st (Fri), you're off toYellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Outdoors Museums Parks

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Faithful as well as Mammoth Hot Springs. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, then admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Saint Anthony to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Saint Anthony - with highs of 73°F and lows of 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

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs

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Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saint Anthony holiday maker .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Saint Anthony in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Saint Anthony to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 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

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 1st (Sat), explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then trek along Jenny Lake Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Saint Anthony to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint Anthony in August, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 78°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony
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Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Saint Anthony by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Saint Anthony hover around 84°F and lows are around 50°F. You'll set off for Salt Lake City on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Outdoors Museums Parks

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple Square. On the 2nd (Sun), stroll through Temple Square.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planning website .

You can drive from Saint Anthony to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Saint Anthony - with highs of 92°F and lows of 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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Bryce Canyon National Park

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, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, and then take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Paria View ©
Paria View

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Kanab

Kanab ©
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through The Narrows, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. 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) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Page, The Narrows
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Getting from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Kanab in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 50°F at night. 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
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Dolores

Dolores ©
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): delve into the distant past at Balcony House, explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Petroglyph Point Hike.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Dolores trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Dolores takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Dolores to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Dolores

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Potash Road, Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, Dead Horse Point State Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, and finally hike along Double Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Potash Road, trek along Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Dolores to Moab in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dolores in August, with highs in Moab at 92°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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Denver

Denver
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 find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip site .

Getting from Moab to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around 85°F and lows about 58°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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