22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 5 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Pittsburgh


Rapid City — 3 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more), Badlands National Park (Pinnacles Overlook, Yellow Mounds Overlook, &more) and Keystone (Black Hills Helicopters, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, and find something for the whole family at Storybook Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary builder app.

Pittsburgh to Rapid City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rapid City, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cody.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Cody — 5 nights

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cody: Yellowstone National Park (Lookout Point, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, take a memorable excursion with Wyoming River Trips, see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cody trip planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Cody in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City in June, Cody is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Sedona.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and make a trip to 911 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cody to Sedona by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cody in June; daily highs in Sedona reach 94°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Denver — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade), Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in June, with highs in Denver at 83°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.
Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Breckenridge — 2 nights

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Wellington Trail, then trek along Black Powder Trail, then go for a walk through Vail Pass Path, and finally don't miss a visit to Sapphire Point Overlook. On your second day here, make a trip to Main Street, then let the river carry you with AVA Rafting & Zipline, then enjoy unforgettable views with Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides, and finally stroll through Fairy Forest.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge online route builder.

Getting from Denver to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in June, you will find days in Breckenridge are much colder (60°F), and nights are a bit cooler (45°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Moab — 5 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 27th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, enjoy unforgettable views with Canyonlands Ballooning, take the plunge with Skydive Moab, and don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moab vacation builder site.

Drive from Breckenridge to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Moab: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Trails

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.