15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 11th (Mon), walk around Gezer Park, stroll around Indian Creek Greenway, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, see the sky in a new way at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, gain insight at Lakeside Nature Center, then learn about winemaking at Amigoni Urban Winery, and finally stroll through Parkville Nature Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City journey maker app.

Kansas City to Kansas City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Rosemount Museum, then learn about all things military at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, get outside with Colorado Wolf Adventures, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mini Incline.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kansas City in October since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grottos Trail, take a memorable drive along West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, and then stroll through Castle Creek Road. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lost Man Trail, take a memorable drive along Cottonwood Pass, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hunter Creek Trail.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, Aspen is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Keystone Historical Museum, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Halley's 1880 Store, and then get great views at Mount Coolidge.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone holiday tool.

You can fly from Aspen to Keystone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Keystone are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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 18th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Death Canyon, get engrossed in the history at Murie Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Grand Teton National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Keystone in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°F in Grand Teton National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gibbon Falls and Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, take in the natural beauty of Steamboat Geyser, don't miss a visit to Petrified Tree, and stroll through Fountain Paint Pot.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seattle Chocolate Factory Store and Seattle Japanese Garden. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kubota Garden, stroll through Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, admire the local landmark of International Fountain, and take a stroll through Queen Anne Hill.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Seattle to be much hotter, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.