31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Colorado Springs, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle, Fly to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night

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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 2nd (Wed), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally cruise along Trail Ridge Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 87°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Arches National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 95°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Arches National Park in June, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 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 6th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get great views at Pipe Creek Vista.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Crystal Cave, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Manzanita Lake, then get impressive views of Lassen Peak , then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kings Creek Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lassen Volcanic National Park day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in June; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 86°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 17th (Thu), cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, hike along Second Beach Trail, and then hike along Ozette Loop Hike. On the next day, cruise along Hurricane Ridge and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Crater Lake National Park to Olympic National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): trek along Paradise Loop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Glacier National Park

— 3 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.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and finally appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park travel route tool.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

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, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then stroll through Jenny Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, get in on the family fun at Navy Pier, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

Make your Chicago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, expect nights in Chicago to be much warmer, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

United States travel guide

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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.