24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
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Des Moines
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Sheridan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Spokane
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train + taxi:  12​h 45​min
11
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
Reno
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
15
Elko
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
16
Fort Bridger
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
17
Laramie
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
18
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
19
Omaha
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
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Des Moines
— Few hours
End: Des Moines

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, explore the landscape on two wheels at Clive Greenbelt Trail, and then explore the galleries of Salisbury House.

Make your Des Moines itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Des Moines. June in Des Moines sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Des Moines

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Salisbury House ©
Salisbury House

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Mitchell

Mitchell
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Lewis And Clark Interpretive & Keelboat Center, Pettigrew Home & Museum, Palisades State Park, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mitchell trip planner .

Drive from Des Moines to Mitchell in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Des Moines in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Mitchell, with lows around 59°F. On the 16th (Sat), you're off toBadlands National Park.

Things to do in Mitchell

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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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.
You've now added Badlands Petrified Gardens to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Badlands Petrified Gardens, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park day trip planning app .

Getting from Mitchell to Badlands National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Mitchell to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mitchell in June since evenings lows in Badlands National Park dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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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.
You've now added Custer State Park to your itinerary.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City vacation planner.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sheridan.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Custer State Park
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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Sheridan

Sheridan ©
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sheridan trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Sheridan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Sheridan when traveling from Rapid City in June, with lows around 48°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sheridan

#Nature, #Parks
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Bighorn National Forest ©
Bighorn National Forest

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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.
Grant Village has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Biscuit Basin and Grand Loop Road. Escape the urban bustle at Firehole Canyon Drive and Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and hike along Artist Point.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Rapid City in June, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Helena.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helena day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Helena reach 79°F and lows reach 50°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
MacDonald Pass ©
MacDonald Pass

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Glacier National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Glacier National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Helena in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riblet Mansion and Arbor Crest Winery, Pulaski Tunnel Trail and Manito Park. On the 21st (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Riblet Mansion and Arbor Crest Winery, trek along Pulaski Tunnel Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Spokane sightseeing planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Spokane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, Spokane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off toMount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

#Parks
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Manito Park ©
Manito Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hike along Box Canyon Loop, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and then hike along Wonderland Trail.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Plan my trip to Crater Lake National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Mount Rainier National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 55°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California Coastal Trail as well as Redwood National Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through California Coastal Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park travel app .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toLassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Honey Run Covered Bridge, Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Mon), make a trip to Honey Run Covered Bridge, steep yourself in history at Bidwell Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, then admire the sheer force of Kings Creek Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Horse Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lassen Volcanic National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in June: highs in Lassen Volcanic National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 65°F. You will leave for Reno on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Chico, Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails, Wild Horse Sanctuary
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Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak
Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Sulphur Works ©
Sulphur Works

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gondola at Heavenly. On the 26th (Tue), take a memorable ride with The Gondola at Heavenly and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reno day trip site .

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Reno in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in June, with highs in Reno at 88°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Elko.

Things to do in Reno

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

The Gondola at Heavenly, Sand Harbor
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Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor

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Elko

Elko
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Elko trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Reno to Elko in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Reno in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Elko, with lows of 55°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort Bridger.

Things to do in Elko

#Historic Sites

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Fort Bridger

Fort Bridger ©
Fort Bridger was originally a 19th-century fur trading outpost established in 1842, on Blacks Fork of the Green River, in what is now Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Bridger holiday app .

Explore your travel options from Elko to Fort Bridger with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Elko to Fort Bridger due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Elko in July, plan for slightly colder days in Fort Bridger, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Fort Bridger

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bear River State Park
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Bear River State Park ©
Bear River State Park
Fort Bridger State Historic Site ©

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Laramie

Laramie ©
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Laramie route website .

Getting from Fort Bridger to Laramie by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Fort Bridger in July, Laramie is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for North Platte.
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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument ©

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North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the North Platte visit planner.

You can drive from Laramie to North Platte in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Laramie to North Platte. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Laramie in July; daily highs in North Platte reach 88°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in North Platte

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Fort McPherson National Cemetery
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Lake Maloney State Recreation Area ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Fort McPherson National Cemetery ©
Fort McPherson National Cemetery

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Omaha route website .

Getting from North Platte to Omaha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from North Platte in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Omaha. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

#Historic Sites
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St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Des Moines road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Omaha to Des Moines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Living History Farms
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Living History Farms ©
Living History Farms

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