22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

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Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
On the 13th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Tusayan Ruin Walk, and get great views at Mather Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch and then hike along Double Arch.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rapid City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, &more) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Arches National Park to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Arches National Park in June: highs in Rapid City hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Badlands National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.