6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Denver
— 1 day
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Riverton
— 1 night
Drive
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Custer
— 1 night
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Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Glenview
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Glenview
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Denver

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denver tour itinerary planner.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chicago in April since evenings lows in Denver dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs visit planner.

You can drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in April, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be a bit cooler, around 25°F, while days are much colder, around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Museums

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in April: highs in Arches National Park hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. April in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riverton.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Riverton

— 1 night
Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. On the 15th (Thu), try to win big at Wind River Casino and then see the interesting displays at Wind River Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Riverton trip planner.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Riverton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, Riverton is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Riverton

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos
Highlights from your trip

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Custer sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Riverton to Custer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Riverton in April, expect nights in Custer to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Glenview.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Glenview

Glenview is an affluent suburban village located in Cook County, Illinois on The North Shore (Chicago). To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glenview attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Custer to Glenview. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in April: high temperatures in Glenview hover around 57°F and lows are around 37°F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glenview

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Parks · Shopping

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.