12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Custer
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Iron Mountain Road. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer online itinerary planner.

Chicago to Custer is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in March since evenings lows in Custer dip to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

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Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Keystone

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Keystone takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Keystone, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 22°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

Drive from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Keystone in March; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 36°F and lows reach 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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.
On the 20th (Wed), cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Grand Teton National Park, with lows around 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salt Lake Temple. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City travel route planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in March; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 58°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 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 22nd (Fri): get great views at Grandview Point and then get great views at Hopi Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in March, expect little chillier with lows of 23°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

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.
Dan Mick's Guided Jeep Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Dan Mick's Guided Jeep Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arches National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Outdoors · Tours

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You've now added Wild Basin Area to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and train. March in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
You've now added Mount Evans to your itinerary. On the 26th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Denver, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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United States travel guide

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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.