60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Nashville
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Crazy Horse
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 26 nights
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Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nashville online travel planner.

Syracuse to Nashville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Syracuse in May: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 80°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Adventure · Tours

Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get a sense of the local culture at S Rim Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and stroll through Fountain Paint Pot.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

You can fly from Nashville to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Zion National Park.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Zion National Park — 5 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Zion National Park and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Dig Paddlesports in Hurricane, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and make a trip to Observation Point.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 33°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.
Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hike along Jenny Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, and take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rapid City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Rapid City — 4 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Rapid City and Chapel in the Hills. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Iron Mountain Road (in Custer) and Deadwood (Mount Moriah Cemetery & Historic Old Town). It doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Badlands National Park — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Badlands National Park and Loop Road. Step out of Badlands National Park to go to Murdo and see South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall and stroll through Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Badlands National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Crazy Horse.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Crazy Horse — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Crazy Horse trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Crazy Horse in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in May, expect Crazy Horse to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Devils Tower — 1 night

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument and then make a trip to Tower Trail.

Start your trip to Devils Tower by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Crazy Horse to Devils Tower by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Devils Tower, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Jackson Hole.
Nature · Parks

Jackson Hole — 26 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools and Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. National Museum of Wildlife Art and Museum of the Mountain Man are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Mesa Falls (in Ashton), Victor (Headwaters Golf Club & Grand Teton Brewing Company) and LDS Star Valley Temple (in Afton). On the 26th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Targhee Ski Resort. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, tee off at Teton Pines Country Club, explore and take pictures at Oxbow Bend, and do a tasting at Jackson Hole Winery.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip builder.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Jackson Hole takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jackson Hole when traveling from Devils Tower in June, with lows around 39°F. You will leave for home on the 28th (Tue).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
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United States travel guide

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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.