56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Gillette
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Devils Tower
— 3 nights
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Crow Agency
— 2 nights
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Billings
— 3 nights
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Red Lodge
— 4 nights
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Cody
— 4 nights
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Alpine
— 4 nights
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Provo
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 2 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Flagstaff
— 3 nights
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Winslow
— 3 nights
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Grants
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Amarillo
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Gillette

— 3 nights
Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. You've now added Eagle Butte Coal Mine to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rockpile Museum and Frontier Auto Museum. Step out of Gillette to go to Moorcroft and see West Texas Trail Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of life in the country at Durham Bison Ranch.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gillette trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Gillette. In July, daytime highs in Gillette are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Gillette

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Devils Tower

— 3 nights
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Escape the urban bustle at Devils Tower National Monument and Keyhole State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Crook County Museum and Wind Circles. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail and stop by Devils Tower Trading Post.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower online day trip planner.

Drive from Gillette to Devils Tower in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Devils Tower are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Crow Agency

— 2 nights
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum.

Start your trip to Crow Agency by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Crow Agency in 3.5 hours. In July, Crow Agency is much colder than Devils Tower - with highs of 8°F and lows of 8°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Billings.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Billings

— 3 nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Pictograph Cave State Park and Yellowstone County Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Four Dances Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site, take in the dramatic natural features at Sacrifice Cliff, explore the different monuments and memorials at Boot Hill Cemetery, and look for gifts at Scheels.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Billings travel planner.

Traveling by car from Crow Agency to Billings takes an hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Crow Agency in July, with highs in Billings at 89°F and lows at 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Red Lodge.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Red Lodge

— 4 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Get outdoors at Beartooth Hwy and Basin Creek Lakes Trail. Yellowstone Trading Post and Cooke City Montana Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Red Lodge with a short trip to Clarks Fork Trail in Cooke City, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Chief Joseph Hwy, hike along Lake Fork Trail, explore and take pictures at Bear Tooth Pass Hwy, and take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Red Lodge tour app.

You can drive from Billings to Red Lodge in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Billings in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Red Lodge: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Cody.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cody

— 4 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Trail Town and Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. Cody Firearms Museum and Buffalo Bill Center of the West will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Cowtown Candy Company, and explore the world behind art at Whitney Western Art Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cody trip planner.

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Cody takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cody can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Alpine.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Alpine

— 4 nights
Alpine is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of the Mountain Man and Skyline Scenic Drive. Take a break from the city and head to Sleeping Indian Outfitters Day Tours and Gros Ventre Mountains. Explore Alpine's surroundings by going to Pinedale (American Legion Park Veterans Memorial, CCC Ponds Recreation Area, &more) and Targhee National Forest (in Grand Teton National Park).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alpine road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cody to Alpine takes 6 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cody in July since evenings lows in Alpine dip to 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Provo.

Things to do in Alpine

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Provo

— 3 nights
Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located 43mi south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Legends Motorcycles and Springville Museum of Art. Hutchings Museum and Lehi Roller Mills are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Crandall Historical Printing Museum, trek along Murdock Canal Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Utah Lake State Park, and have fun and explore at The Soap Factory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Provo trip planner.

Getting from Alpine to Provo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alpine in August: high temperatures in Provo hover around 87°F and lows are around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Provo

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Navajo Loop Trail and Bryce Amphitheatre. Visiting Sunset Point and Natural Bridge will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon, stroll through Swamp Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Widtsoe Ghost Town.

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Traveling by car from Provo to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Provo in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 77°F and lows at 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Moqui Cave and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: stop by Denny's Wigwam, hike along Squaw Trail, walk around Jacob Hamblin Park, then trek along Many Pools Trail, and finally hike along Kanab trailhead.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kanab trip tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Kanab at 90°F and lows at 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Hickman Bridge Trail and Grand Wash Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Goosenecks Overlook and Cohab Canyon Trail. Go for a jaunt from Capitol Reef National Park to Caineville to see Factory Butte about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs, take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, and head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway.

Make your Capitol Reef National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kanab to Capitol Reef National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kanab in August: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Delicate Arch and Fiery Furnace. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Balanced Rock Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Windows & Landscape Arch). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Grandstaff Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and hike along Park Avenue Trail.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in August: high temperatures in Moab hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Canyon Railway Depot and Kolb Studio. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Pima Point. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Powell Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Road, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Flagstaff

— 3 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel. Get in touch with nature at Snoopy Rock and Coconino National Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Sedona (Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, Sedona Heritage Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff road trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Winslow

— 3 nights
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum and Old Trails Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Homolovi State Park and Rock Art Canyon Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winslow: Petrified Forest National Park (Long Logs Loop & Crystal Forest Trail) and Petrified Forest National Park (in Holbrook). The adventure continues: walk around Standin' on the Corner Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Winslow online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Winslow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Winslow is a bit warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 91°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grants.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grants

— 2 nights
Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Chaco Canyon Trading Co, then hike along El Calderon Trail, and then contemplate the long history of El Morro National Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grants tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Winslow to Grants takes 3 hours. Traveling from Winslow in August, expect Grants to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grants

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 3 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife West Nature Park, shop like a local with Tinkertown Museum, then explore and take pictures at Singing Road, and finally hike along La Luz Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grants to Albuquerque takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grants in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 64°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Huge Pair of Legs, then see the interesting displays at Bill's Backyard Classics, and then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Amarillo Museum of Art, then get curious at Texas Air & Space Museum, then look for gifts at Cavender's Boot City, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Amarillo are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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.