16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Badlands National Park
— 1 day
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Kanab
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park

— 1 day
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park road trip website.

Richmond to Badlands National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Richmond to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in July, you will find days in Badlands National Park are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are little chillier (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 20th (Tue), go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, expect Keystone to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 1 night
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then stroll through The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angostura Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs online route planner.

Drive from Keystone to Hot Springs in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Make your Estes Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Hot Springs - with highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cody.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cody

— 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Plains Indian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, and finally look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cody trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Cody takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, you will find days in Cody are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally get great views at Lookout Point. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Morning Glory Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Daisy Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail and then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Kanab.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, then stroll around Jacob Hamblin Park, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanab trip planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Kanab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Kanab reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and finally hike along Devils Garden Trailhead. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park road trip planning app.

Drive from Kanab to Arches National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanab in July since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.