20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Topeka
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Crazy Horse
— 1 day
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Topeka

— 1 night
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Topeka travel site.

Nashville to Topeka is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Denver

— 2 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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Getting from Topeka to Denver by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Topeka in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, then hike along Landscape Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Windows, then hike along Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Arches National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Arches National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in June: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 12th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, relax and rejuvenate at Lake Tahoe Yoga, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to South Lake Tahoe by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Arches National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 77°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): trek along Panorama Trail, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Tue), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park travel planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Redwood National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Redwood National Park is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center, then cruise along Rim Dr, then identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, and finally admire the sheer force of National Creek Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park travel planning app.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Redwood National Park in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Missoula

— 1 night
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum of Mountain Flying, examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Missoula online travel planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Missoula by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Missoula is 1 hour. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, expect Missoula to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Parks

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 20th (Sun), get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park tour planner.

Drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

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.
To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Crazy Horse

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Crazy Horse online vacation planner.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Crazy Horse in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Crazy Horse, with lows around 48°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Badlands National Park.
Highlights from your trip

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park route planning website.

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crazy Horse in June, expect Badlands National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kansas City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City route maker.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Kansas City by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Badlands National Park to Kansas City is 1 hour. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kansas City, with lows around 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.