15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Amana
— 1 night
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Camdenton
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Buffalo Gap National Grassland. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then hike along Presidential Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rapid City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rapid City, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Bring the kids along to Old Faithful and Mystic Falls Trail. Visiting Upper Geyser Basin and Purple Mountain Trail will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring, and hike along Hellroaring Creek Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. While traveling from Rapid City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 102°F, while lows dip to 73°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks
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Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then trek along North Inlet Trail, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Joshua Tree National Park to Estes Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Estes Park. In June, Estes Park is slightly colder than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amana.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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Amana

Amana ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at A J's Copper Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Macbride Nature Recreation Area, then steep yourself in history at Amana Heritage Society, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Good Quilts and Great Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amana trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Estes Park to Amana with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Estes Park in June: highs in Amana hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Camdenton.

Things to do in Amana

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Macbride Nature Recreation Area ©
Macbride Nature Recreation Area
Amana Heritage Society ©
Amana Heritage Society
Good Quilts and Great Gardens ©
Good Quilts and Great Gardens

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Camdenton

Camdenton ©
Camdenton is a city in Camden County, Missouri, United States. On the 26th (Sat), play a few rounds at Lake Valley Golf & Country Club, then admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Bridal Cave, and finally play a few rounds at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Camdenton trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Amana to Camdenton in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. June in Camdenton sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Camdenton

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Lake Valley Golf & Country Club ©
Lake Valley Golf & Country Club
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Bridal Cave ©
Bridal Cave

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 27th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis holiday planning app.

Drive from Camdenton to Saint Louis in 3 hours. When traveling from Camdenton in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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