17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Custer
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Custer
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally hike along Presidential Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Custer online holiday planner.

Bremen, Germany to Custer is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. July in Custer sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Point and Grandview Point. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Custer to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sentinel Dome and Four Mile Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, contemplate the long history of Pioneer Yosemite History Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mud Volcano and Castle Geyser. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, stroll through Observation Point Trail, and trek along Inspiration Point.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails