17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
Drive
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Christmas Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Visalia
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Visalia
— 1 night
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 1 night

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Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): cruise along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park day trip site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Badlands National Park. In April in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Keystone driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in April: highs in Keystone hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 27°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then get great views at Lookout Point. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip website.

You can fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 42°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Freak Alley Gallery and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Boise trip builder app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Boise in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, things will get much warmer in Boise: highs are around 63°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Christmas Valley.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Christmas Valley

— 1 night
Christmas Valley is an unincorporated community in Lake County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Crack in the Ground.

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Traveling by car from Boise to Christmas Valley takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In April, Christmas Valley is slightly colder than Boise - with highs of 58°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Christmas Valley

Parks · Nature

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail and then kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park attractions site.

Drive from Christmas Valley to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Redwood National Park when traveling from Christmas Valley in April, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Visalia

— 1 night
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Visalia trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Visalia. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, you will find days in Visalia are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). On the 12th (Mon), you're off to San Diego.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and then walk around Shelter Island Park Shoreline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Visalia to San Diego. Traveling from Visalia in April, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 26°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe sightseeing site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, with lows around 35°F.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.