12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Lansing
— 1 day
2
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
3
Keystone
— 1 night
4
Devils Tower
— 1 night
5
Gillette
— 1 night
6
Cody
— 1 night
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
9
Boulder City
— 1 night
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
11
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
12
Roswell
— 1 night

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lansing's First Capital Building, thenadmire the natural beauty at 4-H Children's Garden, and then sample the fine beverages at Sanctuary Spirits.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lansing road trip planning website.

Flint to Lansing is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July in Lansing, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

4-H Children's Garden, Sanctuary Spirits
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4-H Children's Garden ©
4-H Children's Garden

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, thenstroll around Falls Park, and finally trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lansing to Sioux Falls in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lansing to Sioux Falls is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

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Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, stop by Goodtyme Photo, thenexplore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally hike along Presidential Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Keystone day trip planning site.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Keystone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sioux Falls to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, plan for little chillier nights in Keystone, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Tower Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Devils Tower takes 2.5 hours. In July in Devils Tower, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gillette.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hulett Museum
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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Gillette

Gillette ©
Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Frontier Auto Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rockpile Museum, and then get a taste of life in the country at Durham Bison Ranch.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gillette trip builder site.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Gillette in 1.5 hours. In July in Gillette, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Gillette

Museums Shopping
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Frontier Auto Museum ©
Frontier Auto Museum
Rockpile Museum ©
Rockpile Museum

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Cody

Cody ©
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.
On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, thenexamine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, and finally look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cody attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gillette to Cody takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Gillette in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Cody, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Shopping
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, thenidentify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, thentake in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cody in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boulder City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, thenpause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Boulder City trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Boulder City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Boulder City is minus 1 hour. In July, Boulder City is much warmer than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Helicopter Tours
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 21st (Tue), get great views at Yaki Point, thenhike along South Kaibab Trail, thentake in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Boulder City in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 22nd (Wed), trek along Blue Mesa.

Plan trip to Petrified Forest National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Petrified Forest National Park in 4 hours. July in Petrified Forest National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Roswell.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Roswell trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Roswell takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in July, expect Roswell to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums
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International UFO Museum and Research Center ©

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