14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kansas City
— 1 day
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hayden Lake
— 1 night
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Drive to Spokane International Airport, Fly to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Drive to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Ironwood
— 1 night
Drive
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Kansas City

— 1 day
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Kansas City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Denver

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Denver due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Denver are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in April: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 42°F and lows are around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hayden Lake.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Hayden Lake

— 1 night
Hayden Lake is both a city and a lake in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 4th (Mon), play a few rounds at Avondale Golf Course and then stroll through English Point Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hayden Lake trip maker website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Hayden Lake in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, expect Hayden Lake to be a bit warmer, temps between 57°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Hayden Lake

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Wildlife

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): trek along Garfield Peak.

To find out how to plan a trip to Crater Lake National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Hayden Lake to Crater Lake National Park with the Route module. In April, Crater Lake National Park is somewhat warmer than Hayden Lake - with highs of 67°F and lows of 42°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in April; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 59°F and lows reach 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · 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 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, then make a trip to Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): play a few rounds at Hart Ranch Golf Course and then stroll through Bear Country USA.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Rapid City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in April; daily highs in Rapid City reach 54°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Wildlife

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): walk around Lebanon Hills Regional Park and then browse the different shops at Mall of America.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Ironwood

— 1 night
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. On the 12th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail and then pause for some photo ops at Downtown Miners Mural.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ironwood trip planning app.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Ironwood in 4.5 hours. In April, Ironwood is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 46°F and lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Ironwood

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the striking features of Marquette Building, then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago visit planner.

Drive from Ironwood to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ironwood in April: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.