38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 6 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Kalispell
— 6 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to East Rim Drive and Canyon Trail Rides. Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: get great views at Yaki Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Kansas City

— 6 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Get some cultural insight at National WWI Museum and Memorial and Vaile Mansion. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Frontier Trails Museum and Airline History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Show Me Ziplines (in Rayville), Watkins Mill State Park (in Lawson) and Watkins Museum of History (in Lawrence). The adventure continues: stroll through Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, contemplate the long history of Liberty Jail Historic Site, examine the collection at The College Basketball Experience, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Stone Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kansas City in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Kansas City, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Homestead Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the striking landscape of Conata Basin Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Badlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Kansas City in June, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Take a break from the city and head to Black Elk Peak and Needles Eye Tunnel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Legion Lake and Custer County 1881 Courthouse. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Stockade Lake, stroll through Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and see the world from above with Black Hills Aerial Adventures.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Custer route site.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Custer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, expect Custer to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a pleasant ride with The Stables at Palmer Gulch, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then hike along Presidential Trail. Keep things going the next day: stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, and then see the interesting displays at Keystone Historical Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Keystone travel app.

Traveling by car from Custer to Keystone takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Keystone, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Midway Geyser Basin and Morning Glory Pool. There's much more to do: stroll through Observation Point Trail, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route planner.

Getting from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in June, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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 28th (Mon), cast your line with Mangis Fishing Guide Services, then take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature, and then make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Bridger Gondola and then look for all kinds of wild species at Backcountry Safaris.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planning tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 39°F. You'll set off for Grand Teton National Park on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Visiting 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Inspiration Point will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Signal Mountain Summit Road and Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, explore the activities along Leigh Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, and stroll through Hermitage Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake McDonald and Iceberg Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Iceberg Lake Trail and Fishercap Lake. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, go sightseeing with Sun Tours, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalispell.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kalispell

— 6 nights
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Escape the urban bustle at The Whitefish Trail and Swan River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Conrad Mansion and Northwest Montana History Museum. Explore Kalispell's surroundings by going to Depot Park (in Columbia Falls) and Flyboard of Montana. (in Whitefish). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Matthew's Church, play a few rounds at Northern Pines Golf Club, explore the world behind art at Hockaday Museum of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church.

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Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Kalispell with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalispell

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.