22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
6
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, stop by Goodtyme Photo, thentrek along Presidential Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum and then get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip builder app.

Chicago to Keystone is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, thenstroll through Never Summer Ranch, and finally explore the activities along Bear Lake. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thencruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, thenlook for gifts at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Estes Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in June: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around 87°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Estes Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Estes Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Estes Park in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Napa is known for wineries, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Taylor Family Vineyards, stop by Oxbow Public Market, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Napa, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Robert Mondavi Winery, V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park and then explore and take pictures at Rim Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center, stroll through Cleetwood Cove Trail, thenhead off the coast to Wizard Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Napa to Crater Lake National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Napa in July; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Windows, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, thenexplore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Arches National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, Arches National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

4
nights
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel site.

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, taxi, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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