34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Wind Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Toronto
— 2 nights
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Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Attractions like Old Rag Mountain Hike and Skyline Drive make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in Massanutten), Zipline (in McGaheysville) and Grand Caverns (in Grottoes). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery, stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, and hike along Limberlost Trail.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park online route builder.

Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Shenandoah National Park when traveling from Washington DC in June, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Chicago takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Shenandoah National Park to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): cruise along Old Fall River Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan, and then explore the activities along Sprague Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Rocky Mountain National Park to be little chillier, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Mather Point, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Bring the kids along to Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park vacation website.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 2 nights
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, then trek along White Rim Trail, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Upheaval Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park tour planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Canyonlands National Park when traveling from Zion National Park in June, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Lembert Dome, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Canyonlands National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Canyonlands National Park to Yosemite National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 79°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Mystic Falls Trail, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Wind Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, stroll through Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at Needles Highway.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wind Cave National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Wind Cave National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Wind Cave National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, take a memorable tour with Tours, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally try out the rides at Navy Pier.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago tour builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Wind Cave National Park to Chicago with the Route module. Traveling from Wind Cave National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Wind Cave National Park in July, with lows around 67°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Toronto

— 2 nights
Toronto is a city in Woodson County, Kansas, United States, along the Verdigris River. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Dwight Eisenhower Learning Center and then don't miss a visit to Hubbles Rubble.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Toronto. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Toronto, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.