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 — 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: hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, walk around Indian Garden, and get great views at Yaki Point.

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.
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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 Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and Vaile Mansion. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Frontier Trails Museum and The College Basketball Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Watkins Mill State Park (in Lawson), Show Me Ziplines (in Rayville) and Watkins Museum of History (in Lawrence). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, examine the collection at Leila's Hair Museum, browse the exhibits of Jesse James Bank Museum, and explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip maker tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Kansas City by car takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Badlands National Park.
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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.
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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 Iron Mountain Road. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Legion Lake and Black Hills Aerial Adventures. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Stockade Lake, examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse, take a memorable drive along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, and take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

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 drive; or 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.
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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.
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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 Midway Geyser Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Artists Paintpots and Gibbon Falls. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool, and explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring.

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Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. 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.
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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: identify plant and animal life at Backcountry Safaris.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole day trip planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Grand Teton National Park.
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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 Jenny Lake Trail and Cascade Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Signal Mountain Summit Road. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, trek along Hermitage Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon.

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You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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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 Glacier Outfitters. Explore hidden gems such as Iceberg Lake Trail and Iceberg Lake. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, and trek along Granite Park Trail.

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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.
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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 Bigfork Anglers Fly Shop & Guide Service. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Conrad Mansion and Northwest Montana History Museum. Explore Kalispell's surroundings by going to Flyboard of Montana. (in Whitefish) and Depot Park (in Columbia Falls). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Flathead Ford Museum, learn insider's secrets on Big Sky Brews Cruise, play a few rounds at Northern Pines Golf Club, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kalispell road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Kalispell. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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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.
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