25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Newark
— 2 nights
2
Cleveland
— 4 nights
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
5
Rapid City
— 3 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights

2
nights
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Six Flags Great Adventure and Turtle Back Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newark: Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge), Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum & Princeton University) and Bergen County Zoological Park (in Paramus). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and enjoy some diversion at Gun For Hire Shooting Range.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Newark planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Newark. June in Newark sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Newark

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Princeton, Gun For Hire Shooting Range, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, Bergen County Zoological Park, Turtle Back Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Turtle Back Zoo ©
Turtle Back Zoo

4
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kids will enjoy Cedar Point and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Youngstown (The Butler Institute of American Art, Fellows Riverside Gardens, &more), Osborn Recreation Area (in Huron) and Port Clinton Lighthouse (in Port Clinton). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, walk around The Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and get to know the resident critters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland online tour planner.

You can fly from Newark to Cleveland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in June, expect nights in Cleveland to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Youngstown, Cedar Point, Osborn Recreation Area, Port Clinton Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ©
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 3rd (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, experience rural life at Claiborne Farm, and then try to win big at Keeneland. On the next day, get all the information you need at Jack Jouett House Historic Site, sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery, thenrelax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and finally sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Lexington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cleveland in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lexington: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Castle & Key Distillery, Jack Jouett House Historic Site, Claiborne Farm
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Claiborne Farm ©
Claiborne Farm
Jack Jouett House Historic Site ©
Jack Jouett House Historic Site

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, thentake a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park holiday app.

Fly from Lexington to Badlands National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Lexington in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kids will enjoy Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Iron Mountain Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel & Sylvan Lake) and Breezy Point Picnic Area (in Keystone). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, stop by Christmas Village Store, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

7
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park, and stroll through Artist Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

5
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, and admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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