33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Medora
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Badlands National Park
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Denver
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Aspen
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Salt Lake City
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Jackson Hole
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Yellowstone National Park
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Glacier National Park
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Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at South Unit. There's more to do: examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Medora trip planning website.

Minneapolis to Medora is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Medora when traveling from Minneapolis in May, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Loop Road and take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Medora to Badlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Colorado Springs

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 Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Canon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Skyline Drive). There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Trail Ridge Road, Emerald Lake Trail and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Aspen

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Colorado National Monument as well as Thermal Spas. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Independence Pass and take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aspen road trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Aspen when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Salt Lake City

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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salt Lake City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Aspen to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 19°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Town Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole tour builder website.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Washburn, Inspiration Point and North Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Glacier National Park

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.
On the 24th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip maker tool.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Glacier National Park at 28°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.