21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Davenport
Drive:  10​h 45​min
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Custer
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Wind Cave National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Pringle
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
7
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  14​h
8
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
9
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
10
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  8​h 30​min
12
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
14
Cortez
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
16
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
17
Shubert
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Davenport

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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.
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Davenport to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Davenport in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you're off toCuster.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunday Gulch Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Custer online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Custer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, expect Custer to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 53°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wind Cave National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Custer to Wind Cave National Park takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Pringle.

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Nature Parks Wildlife
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

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Pringle

Pringle ©
Pringle is a town in Custer County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Bicycle Sculpture.

Plan trip to Pringle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Pringle in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Pringle are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Teton National Park.
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Bicycle Sculpture ©
Bicycle Sculpture

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of String Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Pringle to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pringle in August, Grand Teton National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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String Lake ©
String Lake
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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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 3rd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then trek along Artist Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. You'll set off for Glacier National Park on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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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 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Highline Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls, trek along Ozette Loop Hike, and then stroll through Second Beach Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner .

You can take a train from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park in 16.5 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glacier National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Marymere Falls
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks
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Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): snap pictures at San Francisco Bay Bridge and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay Bridge ©
San Francisco Bay Bridge

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 13th (Tue), hike along Kayenta Trail, then hike along Riverside Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 90°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then get all the information you need at Yavapai Point.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Cortez

Cortez
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cortez day trip planning tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Cortez in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Cortez are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 16th (Fri), you're off toArches National Park.

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Parks Outdoors Nature
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
On the 16th (Fri), trek along Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park online trip builder .

Getting from Cortez to Arches National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cortez in August: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Emerald Lake Trail and then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park route planning tool .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 56°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shubert.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Shubert

Shubert
Shubert is a village in Richardson County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Flatwater Folk Art Museum.

Plan my day in Shubert using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Rocky Mountain National Park to Shubert with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Shubert. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Shubert. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Shubert

Museums

Side Trip

Flatwater Folk Art Museum
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