20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Monticello
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Sevier
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tom's Town Distilling Co..

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City driving holiday tool.

Cincinnati to Kansas City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kansas City, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs), Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in August, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monticello.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Monticello

— 1 night
Monticello is a city located in San Juan County, Utah, and is the county seat. On the 12th (Thu), get great views at Little Westwater Ruin, make a trip to Big Four Tractor, then delve into the distant past at Newspaper Rock Recreation Site, and finally take an in-depth tour of Frontier Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monticello online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Monticello. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monticello

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 14th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Monticello to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monticello in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sevier.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sevier

— 1 night
Sevier is an unincorporated community in southwestern Sevier County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Fremont Indian State Park and Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sevier trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sevier by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Sevier reach 91°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Sevier

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sevier to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and tram. Traveling from Sevier in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 70°F and 38°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Custer trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Custer: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Des Moines.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Des Moines trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Des Moines takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer to Des Moines, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Custer in August, expect Des Moines to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 65°F. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.