19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Cleveland to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Chicago. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Keystone

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then cruise along Needles Highway, and finally take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Brule, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Keystone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chicago in July since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Keystone in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 104°F and lows about 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Denver

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Off-Road Tours (in Estes Park). There's more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver road trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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.