38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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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

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 South Kaibab Trail 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 take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

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. 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 go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

6
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©

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 Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Show Me Ziplines (in Rayville), Watkins Museum of History (in Lawrence) and Watkins Mill State Park (in Lawson). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, examine the collection at Leila's Hair Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and browse the exhibits of Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Kansas City takes 18.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kansas City. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Kansas City is warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Frontier Trails Museum ©
National Frontier Trails Museum
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area ©
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

2
nights
Badlands National Park

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.
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 8 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
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook
Burns Basin Overlook ©
Burns Basin Overlook

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
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 Legion Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stockade Lake and Iron Mountain Road. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse, see the top attractions with Black Hills Aerial Adventures, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Custer tour planning site.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in June, with highs in Custer at 73°F and lows at 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

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Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
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Keystone

Keystone ©

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. 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 travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
The Stables at Palmer Gulch ©
The Stables at Palmer Gulch

4
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Visiting Old Faithful and Artists’ Paintpots will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Midway Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Beryl Spring, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, and explore the striking landscape at Terrace Spring.

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Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in June, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

2
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Jackson Hole

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 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. 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

Highlights from your plan
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature
Mangis Fishing Guide Services ©
Mangis Fishing Guide Services

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenny Lake Trail and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Take a break from the city and head to Signal Mountain Summit Road and Cascade Canyon Trail. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, explore the activities along Teton Point Turnout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermitage Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Sacred Heart ©
Chapel of the Sacred Heart
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

4
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Glacier National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake McDonald and Fishercap Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Iceberg Lake Trail and Garden Wall. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, let the river carry you with Glacier Outfitters, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake

6
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Kalispell

Kalispell ©
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). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Flathead Ford Museum, sample some tasty brews at Big Sky Brews Cruise, get interesting insight from Bigfork Anglers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Matthew's Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kalispell day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Kalispell. July in Kalispell sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalispell

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
The Whitefish Trail ©
The Whitefish Trail
Northwest Montana History Museum ©
Northwest Montana History Museum

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