28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Laramie, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Laramie, Fly to Omaha

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 4 nights
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Step out of the city life by going to McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park and Bumpass Hell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lassen Volcanic National Park: Chester (Lassen Gift Company & Lake Almanor), Large Junk Art Sculptures (in Cassel) and Old Station (Hat Creek Rim Overlook & Subway Cave). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Lassen Peak , contemplate the waterfront views at Manzanita Lake, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Kitchen, and get impressive views of Sulphur Works.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lassen Volcanic National Park road trip site.

San Francisco to Lassen Volcanic National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Lassen Volcanic National Park are much hotter (101°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 6 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Get outdoors at Crater Lake National Park and Rim Dr. Get out of town with these interesting Crater Lake National Park side-trips: Collier Memorial State Park (in Chiloquin), Prospect (Union Creek Trail, Mill Creek Falls, &more) and Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua). The adventure continues: stroll through Cleetwood Cove Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak, head off the coast to Wizard Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. In July, Crater Lake National Park is a bit cooler than Lassen Volcanic National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 4 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Horsetail Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Midway (Wasatch Mountain State Park & ATV & Off-Road Tours), Park City (Canyons Village at Park City & Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Square, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City day trip planning app.

You can fly from Crater Lake National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Aurum Geyser will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Jenny Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Bridger Teton National Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planning site.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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.
Get in touch with nature at Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. And it doesn't end there: hike along Emerald Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Teton National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 89°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.