18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  5 h
1
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Lincoln
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
5
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
8
Saint Anthony
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
10
Saint Anthony
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Saint Anthony
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
13
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h
14
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
15
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
16
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
17
Dolores
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
18
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
19
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h 15 min
End: Saint Louis

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph
St. To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Joseph visit planning website.

Saint Louis to Saint Joseph is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July in Saint Joseph, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Parks Shopping

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. University of Nebraska State Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at University of Nebraska State Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln road trip planning site.

Drive from Saint Joseph to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums
Highlights from your plan
University of Nebraska State Museum ©
University of Nebraska State Museum

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Falls Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), walk around Falls Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls online route maker.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Sioux Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Lincoln, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sioux Falls, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park travel website.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You've added Presidential Trail, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Iron Mountain Road, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally trek along Presidential Trail. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Hill City Visitor Information Center and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City online route planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Rapid City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Hill City Visitor Information Center
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. On the 29th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Billings takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone as well as Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 30th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Billings in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony
St. To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Anthony tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Saint Anthony takes 3 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Saint Anthony: highs are around 86°F and lows about 52°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Faithful as well as Mammoth Hot Springs. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, then hike along Lewis Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint Anthony to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Anthony in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs

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Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony ©
On the 1st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint Anthony trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Saint Anthony by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Saint Anthony: highs are around 86°F and lows about 52°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 1st (Sat): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, explore the striking landscape of Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip website.

You can drive from Saint Anthony to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Saint Anthony in August, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 78°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group
Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park ©

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Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony
To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Anthony tour builder site.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Saint Anthony by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Saint Anthony at 84°F and lows at 50°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple Square. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Salt Lake City fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Saint Anthony to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Anthony in August; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 92°F and lows reach 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 2nd (Sun), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Paria View, and then take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip site.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Paria View ©
Paria View

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lower Antelope Canyon as well as Antelope Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along The Narrows, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kanab driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Kanab reach 90°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Page, The Narrows
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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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.
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from Kanab, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dolores.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters ©
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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Dolores

Dolores ©
The Town of Dolores is a Statutory Town in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliff Palace, Petroglyph Point Hike and Balcony House. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Balcony House, explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dolores trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Dolores takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Dolores hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Dolores

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You've added Potash Road, Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, Dead Horse Point State Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Potash Road, trek along Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Moab day trip planner.

You can drive from Dolores to Moab in 2 hours. Traveling from Dolores in August, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 92°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Moab to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Denver at 85°F and lows at 58°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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