22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Drive to Owensboro
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Owensboro
— 3 nights
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Drive to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Custer
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Custer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Owensboro

— 3 nights
Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. Bring the kids along to Mammoth Cave and Echo River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Owensboro: Green River (in Mammoth Cave National Park), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Dog Creek Recreation Area (in Cub Run). There's more to do: cool off at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and stroll around Smothers Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Owensboro trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Owensboro is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Owensboro. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Custer.

Things to do in Owensboro

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, and take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Owensboro to Custer with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Owensboro to Custer is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Owensboro in June, with highs in Custer at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park online vacation planner.

Drive from Custer to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Badlands National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along North Inlet Trail and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park route planning tool.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Taos

— 2 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 12th (Sun), get outside with Taos Fly Shop, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo and then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Taos trip site.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Taos in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June since evenings lows in Taos dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Chapel of the Holy Cross make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sedona travel planner.

You can drive from Taos to Sedona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Taos in June, expect nights in Sedona to be warmer, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 17th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, stroll around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.