19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

19 days in United States Itinerary

Des Moines
Des Moines
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Spokane
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Elko
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Fort Bridger
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Laramie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Des Moines
— Few hours
Des Moines

few
hours
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Des Moines trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Des Moines. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Des Moines

Wineries

Side Trip

Summerset Winery
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Des Moines.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Summerset Winery ©
Summerset Winery

few
hours
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is a city in and the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Lewis And Clark Interpretive & Keelboat Center, Pettigrew Home & Museum, Palisades State Park, and other attractions.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mitchell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Mitchell takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mitchell, with lows of 59°F. You will leave for Badlands National Park on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

De Smet, Lewis And Clark Interpretive & Keelboat Center, Palisades State Park, Pettigrew Home & Museum
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Mitchell.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes ©
Ingalls Homestead ©
Ingalls Homestead
Palisades State Park ©
Palisades State Park

1
day
Badlands National Park

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.
Badlands Petrified Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Badlands Petrified Gardens, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip planner .

Drive from Mitchell to Badlands National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands Petrified Gardens
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Badlands National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Badlands Petrified Gardens ©
Badlands Petrified Gardens

1
day
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Custer State Park. On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Founding Fathers Black Hills and then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Rapid City are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Custer State Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Rapid City.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Founding Fathers Black Hills ©
Founding Fathers Black Hills

few
hours
Billings

Billings ©
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. You've added DanWalt Gardens, ZooMontana, Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planning site .

You can fly from Rapid City to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Little Bighorn Battlefield
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Billings.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
DanWalt Gardens ©
DanWalt Gardens
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park

1
day
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip app .

You can drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Billings in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Yellowstone National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
day
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 21st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helena visit planning tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Helena in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Helena reach 76°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Wildlife
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Helena.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

1
day
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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 22nd (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall and then explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online itinerary planner .

Drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Glacier National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

1
day
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riblet Mansion and Arbor Crest Winery, Pulaski Tunnel Trail and Manito Park. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Riblet Mansion and Arbor Crest Winery, then trek along Pulaski Tunnel Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Spokane by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Spokane when traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pulaski Tunnel Trail
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Spokane.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Pulaski Tunnel Trail ©
Pulaski Tunnel Trail
Manito Park ©
Manito Park

1
day
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): trek along Box Canyon Loop.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Mount Rainier National Park.
Find places to stay »

few
hours
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car from Mount Rainier National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 13 hours. You'll set off for Redwood National Park on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Tours Outdoors
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Crater Lake National Park.
Find places to stay »

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California Coastal Trail as well as Redwood National Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): trek along California Coastal Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park attractions planning website .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will leave for Lassen Volcanic National Park on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Redwood National Park.
Find places to stay »

1
day
Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
You've added Honey Run Covered Bridge, Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Honey Run Covered Bridge, steep yourself in history at Bidwell Mansion Historic Park, admire the natural beauty at Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, then engage your brain at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kings Creek Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Plan a trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Reno on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chico, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, Wild Horse Sanctuary, Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Kings Creek Falls ©
Kings Creek Falls
Bidwell Mansion Historic Park ©
Bidwell Mansion Historic Park

1
day
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gondola at Heavenly. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a memorable ride with The Gondola at Heavenly and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reno online holiday maker .

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Reno in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Reno are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Elko.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

The Gondola at Heavenly, Sand Harbor
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Reno.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Truckee River Walk ©
Truckee River Walk

few
hours
Elko

Elko
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Elko trip planner .

You can drive from Reno to Elko in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Elko when traveling from Reno in June, with lows around 45°F. You will leave for Fort Bridger on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Elko

Parks Nature Outdoors
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Elko.
Find places to stay »

1
day
Fort Bridger

Fort Bridger ©
Fort Bridger is a census-designated place (CDP) in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Bridger State Historic Site.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Bridger vacation builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Elko to Fort Bridger with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Elko to Fort Bridger. Traveling from Elko in June, you will find days in Fort Bridger are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Fort Bridger

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bear River State Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Fort Bridger.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Bear River State Park ©
Bear River State Park
Fort Bridger State Historic Site ©
Fort Bridger State Historic Site

few
hours
Laramie

Laramie
Laramie is a city in and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Laramie day trip planning website .

Getting from Fort Bridger to Laramie by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Laramie, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll set off for North Platte on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Laramie

Parks Outdoors Nature
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Laramie.
Find places to stay »

1
day
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stop by Fort Cody Trading Post and then contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our North Platte trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Laramie to North Platte by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In July, North Platte is somewhat warmer than Laramie - with highs of 90°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites Shopping
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in North Platte.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Fort Cody Trading Post ©
Fort Cody Trading Post

2
days
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Shrine, enjoy some music at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Omaha holiday planner.

Getting from North Platte to Omaha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from North Platte in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Omaha, with lows of 68°F. You'll set off for Des Moines on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Holy Family Shrine
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Omaha.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Holy Family Shrine ©
Holy Family Shrine

few
hours
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Des Moines sightseeing app .

You can drive from Omaha to Des Moines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Breweries

Side Trip

515 Brewing Company
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Des Moines.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
515 Brewing Company ©
515 Brewing Company

Similar Plans

20 days in Oregon Coast & Redwood National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Redwood National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Los Angeles, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Redwood National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Redwood National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Redwood National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Redwood National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans