28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Wichita
— 1 day
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Larned
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Fort Collins
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Longmont
— 1 night
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Omaha
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Beatrice
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Springfield
— 1 night

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Wichita

— 1 day
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures, don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains, and then make a trip to Veterans' Memorial Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wichita travel route planner.

Springfield to Wichita is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. July in Wichita sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Larned.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums

Larned

— 1 night
Larned is a city in and the county seat of Pawnee County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the galleries of Fort Larned National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Larned trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Larned in 2 hours. July in Larned sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Larned

Historic Sites · Museums

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Larned to Badlands National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Larned to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Larned in July, Badlands National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Fort Collins

— 1 night
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Cache La Poudre River, get engrossed in the history at Totally 80's Pizza & Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort Collins trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Fort Collins takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Badlands National Park in July since evenings lows in Fort Collins dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 8th (Thu), hike along Emerald Lake Trail, take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally hike along Tundra Communities Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Longmont.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Longmont

— 1 night
The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Sunflower Farm, then shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bootstrap Brewing.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Longmont online trip maker.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Longmont in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Longmont

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Hotel de Paris Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Longmont to Denver in an hour. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Taggart Lake, &more). There's much more to do: cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, identify plant and animal life at Ana's Grand Excursions, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Jackson Hole to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Sapphire Pool, Grand Prismatic Spring, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Big Sky). It doesn't end there: stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone journey builder website.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in West Yellowstone, with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Get out of town with these interesting Gardiner side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Lehardy's Rapids, Hayden Valley, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, indulge in some personalized pampering at Boiling River, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Gardiner Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip itinerary site.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Yellowstone Guidelines.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman online attractions planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Bozeman is a bit warmer than Gardiner - with highs of 86°F and lows of 50°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Glacier National Park

— 4 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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and explore the activities along Iceberg Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Glacier National Park to Mackinac Island in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Mackinac Island is 2 hours. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, see a show at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Omaha trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Omaha by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, things will get a bit warmer in Omaha: highs are around 87°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Beatrice.

Things to do in Omaha

Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nightlife

Side Trip

Beatrice

— 1 night
Beatrice is a city in and the county seat of Gage County, Nebraska. On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Homestead National Historical Park, walk around Chautauqua Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gage County Historical Society and Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beatrice road trip tool.

Getting from Omaha to Beatrice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Beatrice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Beatrice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City online road trip planner.

Getting from Beatrice to Kansas City by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Beatrice in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Kansas City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Springfield

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns, identify plant and animal life at Valley Watermill Park, Head underground at Sequiota Park, then see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Springfield trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Kansas City to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Springfield are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Upper Peninsula travel guide

4.7
Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.