22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder

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Keystone
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Palm Springs International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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North Bonneville
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Keystone

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Needles Highway and The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Custer (Black Hills National Forest, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, &more), Museum of the Fur Trade (in Chadron) and Wind Cave National Park (Elk Mountain Nature Trail, Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, contemplate the waterfront views at Stockade Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone itinerary planning app.

Durham to Keystone is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Durham to Keystone, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in September, expect Keystone to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hopi Point and East Rim Drive. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Powell Point, get great views at Navajo Point, explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, and take a memorable drive along Cape Royal.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Keystone to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joshua Tree National Park to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, you will find days in Redwood National Park are cooler (66°F), and nights are slightly colder (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to North Bonneville.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

North Bonneville

— 1 night
North Bonneville is a city in Skamania County, Washington, United States. On the 25th (Sat), cruise along Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, stroll through Beacon Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Beacon Rock State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the North Bonneville route planning app.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to North Bonneville in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in North Bonneville when traveling from Redwood National Park in September, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in North Bonneville

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Chapel of the Sacred Heart (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Potholes Turnout, Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive, and take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Bonneville to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from North Bonneville in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 33°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side 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.