58 days in United States Itinerary

58 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Cedar Rapids
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
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De Smet
— 1 night
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Mitchell
— 4 nights
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Interior
— 3 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Deadwood
— 4 nights
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Medora
— 9 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
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Tulelake
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Cedar Rapids

— 1 night
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, then steep yourself in history at Brucemore, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Creek Nature Center, and finally stroll through Prarie Park Fishery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cedar Rapids road trip planner.

Saint Louis to Cedar Rapids is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In April, Cedar Rapids is little chillier than Saint Louis - with highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sioux Falls

— 4 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Take a break from the city and head to Winnewissa Falls and Circle Trail. Explore hidden gems such as St. Joseph Cathedral and Pipestone Historic District. Get out of town with these interesting Sioux Falls side-trips: Lake Vermillion Recreation Area (in Canistota), Spirit Mound (in Vermillion) and Meridian Highway Bridge (in Yankton). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Strawbale Winery and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls online day trip planner.

Getting from Cedar Rapids to Sioux Falls by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In April, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

De Smet

— 1 night
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 12th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of De Smet Depot Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes, immerse yourself in nature at Oakwood Lakes State Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Herman State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the De Smet trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to De Smet takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in De Smet can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Mitchell

— 4 nights
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Akta Lakota Museum and Dignity. Get outdoors at Niobrara State Park and Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to South Dakota Tractor Museum in Kimball (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, take an in-depth tour of Dakota Discovery Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mitchell trip planner.

You can drive from De Smet to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mitchell can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Interior.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Interior

— 3 nights
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like South Dakota's Original 1880 Town and Prairie Homestead. Step off the beaten path and head to Badlands National Park and Red Cloud Heritage Center. Get out of town with these interesting Interior side-trips: Badlands Petrified Gardens (in Kadoka) and Oglala Lakota College Historical Center (in Kyle).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Interior trip planner.

Getting from Mitchell to Interior by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Interior due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 30°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Interior

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellow Mounds Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Interior to Badlands National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 23rd (Fri), stop by Downtown Rapid City, then get outside with Main Street Square, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lost Cabin Beer Co., and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the mystery of Cosmos Mystery Area, play a few rounds at The Golf Club at Red Rock, then Head underground at Black Hills Caverns, then take in breathtaking views at Canyon Lake Park, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

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Drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Keystone

— 2 nights

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 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Pactola Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, then stop by Goodtyme Photo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake, and finally hike along Presidential Trail.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip site.

Keystone is just a stone's throw from Rapid City. Traveling from Rapid City in April, Keystone is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Wind Cave National Park

— 1 night
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
On the 27th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Windcross Conservancy, then trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, and finally trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

Discover how to plan a Wind Cave National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Keystone to Wind Cave National Park in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Wind Cave National Park are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 28th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Black Hills, then do a tasting at Twisted Pine Winery, and finally look for gifts at Granite Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Four Mile Old West Town.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Wind Cave National Park to Custer by car takes about an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 4 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Step off the beaten path and head to Bridal Veil Falls and Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Get outdoors at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and Spearfish Falls. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room, and steep yourself in history at Adams House.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Deadwood travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in April, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Medora

— 9 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You've now added Theodore Roosevelt National Park to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Unit and Painted Canyon Overlook. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Post Office and Von Hoffman House. Change things up with these side-trips from Medora: Medicine Rocks State Park (in Ekalaka), Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (in Bowman) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Caprock-Coulee Trail, Oxbow Overlook, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Makoshika State Park, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Maah Daah Hey Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Medora trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Medora takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Deadwood to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Medora, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Wild Things of Wyoming, then stroll through Teton Raptor Center, and then get outside with Bridger Gondola. On the next day, shop like a local with Thal Glass Studio, head outdoors with Solitude Excursions, then grab your bike and head to Game Creek Loop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Safari at Spring Creek Ranch - Private Trips.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole online tour builder.

You can fly from Medora to Jackson Hole in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Medora in May, with highs in Jackson Hole at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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 15th (Sat): trek along Hermitage Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, explore the activities along Leigh Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, get great views at Snake River Overlook, then go for a walk through Potholes Turnout, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Glacier National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Grinnell Glacier, then stroll through Highline Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally explore the activities along McDonald Creek. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, then head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

Find out how to plan Glacier National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In May, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

North Cascades National Park

— 2 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the sheer force of Gorge Creek Falls, explore and take pictures at N Cascades Hwy, then take some stellar pictures from Diablo Lake Vista Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Colonial Creek Campground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lake Ann Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain Glacier, and then stroll through Artist Point.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read North Cascades National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to North Cascades National Park. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 46°F in North Cascades National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get in touch with nature at Olympic National Park and Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. Discover out-of-the-way places like Second Beach Trail and Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King, explore by horseback at Olympic Discovery Trail, hike along Ozette Loop Hike, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park journey builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 5 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Escape the urban bustle at Skyline Trail and Nisqually River. Explore hidden gems such as Reflection Lakes and Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, trek along Trail of the Shadows, stroll through Nisqually Vista Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park online route maker.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Crater Lake National Park

— 3 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Take a break from the city and head to Crater Lake National Park and Annie Creek Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Klamath Museum and Castle Crest Wildflower Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Notch Trail, take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, trek along Pinnacles Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Crater Lake National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tulelake.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Tulelake

— 1 night
Tulelake is a city in Northeastern Siskiyou County, California, United States, at an elevation of 4066ft above sea level. On the 3rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Tule Lake Segregation Center and then stroll through Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

To plan Tulelake vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Tulelake in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June: high temperatures in Tulelake hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulelake

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.