23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
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Madison
— 3 nights
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Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 6th (Sat), learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and then take a stroll through Country Club Plaza. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Smithville Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, then take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City tour itinerary builder.

Detroit to Kansas City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Kansas City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Kansas City in June, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Aspen

— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aspen day trip tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 79°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pothole Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, trek along Landscape Arch, then hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, and finally stroll through Park Avenue Trail.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park tour planning app.

You can drive from Aspen to Arches National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip builder website.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arches National Park in June: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hike along Jenny Lake Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park route planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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 out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Osprey Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Inspiration Point, and contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Rapid City are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

— 3 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Arrowhead Park, identify plant and animal life at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, then stroll around Falls Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Blood Run Nature Area, and finally hike along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument. On the next day, make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica, catch a live performance at Washington Pavilion, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery, and finally learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls vacation planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Sioux Falls. In June, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Madison.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trip

Madison

— 3 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at International Crane Foundation, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aldo Leopold Nature Center, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madison online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Madison takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.