25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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

— 2 nights
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Bring the kids along to Six Flags Great Adventure and Bergen County Zoological Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newark: Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge) and Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum & Princeton University). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Turtle Back Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and have fun at Gun For Hire Shooting Range.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Newark trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Newark. June in Newark sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Newark

Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 4 nights

Forest City

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 West Side Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Youngstown (The Butler Institute of American Art, Fellows Riverside Gardens, &more), Port Clinton Lighthouse (in Port Clinton) and Osborn Recreation Area (in Huron). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, walk around The Mall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cleveland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Newark to Cleveland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in June: highs in Cleveland hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

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, then relax 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 car from Cleveland to Lexington takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 85°F by day to 67°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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, then take 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, train, 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 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°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 · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kids will enjoy Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Reptile Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more) and Breezy Point Picnic Area (in Keystone). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and enjoy some diversion at Cosmos Mystery Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City online trip builder.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, you will find days in Rapid City are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, trek along Trout Lake Trail, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Rapid City in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Taggart Lake, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, cruise along Teton Park Road, and explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

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 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°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 · Trails

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.