24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Mitchell
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Billings
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to St George, Taxi to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Mitchell

— 1 night
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village and then don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mitchell online tour itinerary planner.

Jacksonville to Mitchell is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jacksonville in June, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Mitchell. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Historic Sites

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Homestead Overlook, and then take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Badlands National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Badlands National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Mitchell in June, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Scheels.

Before you visit Billings, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Billings in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Billings sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 54°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Shopping
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Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park and Apikuni Falls. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Billings to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Billings in June, with highs in Glacier National Park at 75°F and lows at 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, then stroll around Kerry Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library.

Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in June since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Theme 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 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. On the next day, hike along California Coastal Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Seattle to Redwood National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Monterey (Dennis the Menace Park, The Cannery Row Monument, &more) and Carmel River State Beach (in Carmel). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, admire the striking features of Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Santa Cruz. Traveling from Redwood National Park in June, you will find days in Santa Cruz are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Cruz in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Kolob Terrace Road, then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then trek along Riverside Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 50°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 3 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Explore hidden gems such as Alberta Falls and Winding River Resort Stables. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, contemplate the long history of Holzwarth Historic Site, take in the dramatic scenery at Calypso Cascades, and hike along East Inlet Trail.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are slightly colder (87°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.