31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Drive
1
Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive
6
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
8
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Denver
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
13
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
14
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
15
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

2
nights
Madison

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): deepen your understanding at University of Wisconsin - Madison, admire the natural beauty at Allen Centennial Gardens, and then get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at International Crane Foundation, and then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madison driving holiday app.

Indianapolis to Madison is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Madison are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Historic Fort Snelling, then don't miss a visit to Minnehaha Falls, and then walk around Minnehaha Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, wander the streets of Summit Avenue, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, and finally cruise along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis online trip builder.

Getting from Madison to Minneapolis by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

1
night
Fargo

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Red River Zoo and then examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fargo trip builder.

Fly from Minneapolis to Fargo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Fargo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

2
nights
Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, then get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Medora online trip planner.

Drive from Fargo to Medora in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fargo to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fargo in July since evenings lows in Medora dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Keystone

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 8th (Thu): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then make a trip to Brule, then browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Keystone attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Keystone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in July, expect nights in Keystone to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, then explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally trek along Castle Trail. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddle Pass Trail, take a memorable tour with Hurley Butte Horseback Riding, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bigfoot Pass Overlook.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planner.

Getting from Keystone to Badlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Badlands National Park is somewhat warmer than Keystone - with highs of 91°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

1
night
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, then Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, then stroll through Windcross Conservancy, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wind Cave National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Wind Cave National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

2
nights
Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ivinson Mansion, delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest, and then appreciate the history behind Ames Monument. On your second day here, look for gifts at The Wrangler, see the interesting displays at Cowgirls of the West Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Nelson Museum of the West, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Warren Air Force Base.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cheyenne day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Cheyenne takes 4.5 hours. In July in Cheyenne, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
nights
Denver

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Hidee Gold Mine. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Alpine Sports (in Breckenridge), Guanella Pass (in Georgetown) and Argo Mill and Tunnel (in Idaho Springs). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Dillon Marina, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, admire the natural beauty at Washington Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver road trip planning site.

Drive from Cheyenne to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Emerald Lake Trail and Chapel on the Rock. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak, trek along Tundra Communities Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip website.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

2
nights

The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 22nd (Thu), trek along Rim Rock Trail and then get great views at Warner Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Double Arch and Fiery Furnace. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Windows, make a trip to Delicate Arch, and trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. In July, Arches National Park is somewhat warmer than Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then hike along White Rim Trail. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Road, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

Plan my trip to Canyonlands National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park travel app.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
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 30th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then get great views at Fairyland Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. July in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.