15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Columbus
— 1 night
Fly
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Glendive, Fly to Billings, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Newark

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Columbus

— 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trek along Olentangy Trail, then savor the flavors at Pedal Wagon Columbus, and then walk around Scioto Mile. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and design of Towers Hall, admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planner.

New York City to Columbus is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, Columbus is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, then get great views at Badlands Overlook, and then steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Medora itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Columbus to Medora in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Columbus in August since evenings lows in Medora dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Medora to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Medora - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Golden Gate Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, stroll through Moran Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park visit app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.