I've had my fair share of road trip adventures. Today, I'm excited to share with you some incredible tips and must-see stops for an unforgettable journey from Kansas City to the majestic Yellowstone National Park. Roadt trips for families with kids are hard to plan, but I wanted to give you an itinerary that has been tried and true
Get ready to explore the stunning landscapes of Sioux Falls, the rugged charm of Badlands National Park, check out historical Mount Rushmore, the iconic Yellowstone National Park, the majestic mountain range of the Tetons, and the charming town of Jackson Hole. I'm sharing with you tips on where to travel along the way with day by day schedules.
Kansas City to Yellowstone Itinerary Overview
Here's a quick peek at the itinerary that you can use if you are heading from Kansas City to Yellowstone on a road trip with sights in between. I will go through the full list of things you can expect on each day below.
Day 1: Departure from Kansas City to Sioux Falls
- Say goodbye to the city buzz and hit the road towards Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
- Enjoy scenic views as you drive through the beautiful landscapes of eastern Kansas and southern South Dakota.
- Once in Sioux Falls, visit Falls Park and soak in the beauty of its stunning waterfalls and have the kids stretch their legs.
- Drive Time: Kansas City to Sioux Falls - 5 Hours
Day 2: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, and Mount Rushmore
- Head west from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park.
- Explore the mesmerizing landscapes of the Badlands, with their unique rock formations and otherworldly beauty. Beautiful rainbow rock formations.
- Stop for a quick bite to eat at Wall Drug and grab some kitschy souvenirs.
- Continue your journey to Rapid City, and don't miss the chance to see the famous Mount Rushmore, a true national treasure at night!
- Dive Time:
- Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park - 4 Hours
- Badlands National Park to Wall Drug - 15 Minutes
- Wall Drug to Mount Rushmore - 1.5 Hours
Day 3: Devil's Tower and Billings
- Devil's Tower is a remarkable geological formation located in Wyoming that rises up 1267 feet from the ground; the hikes around their are spectacular for kids.
- Billings is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes as well as a family friendly zoo, but could just be used also as a place to just rest sleep heads at night.
- Drive Time:
- Mount Rushmore to Devil's Tower - 2.5 Hours
- Devil's Tower to Billings - 4 Hours
Day 4-7: Yellowstone National Park through Northeast Entrance
- Enter Yellowstone through the Northeast Entrance and get ready for an incredible adventure. I'll share with you where to stay the night around each of the loops if you are not in an RV.
- Spend three days exploring the park's geothermal wonders, including Old Faithful, the Grand Prismatic Spring, and Mammoth Hot Springs.
- Go on scenic hikes and keep your eyes peeled for the park's diverse wildlife, such as grizzly bears, black bear, wolves, and elk.
- Drive Time:
- Billings to Northeast Entrance Yellowstone - 2.5 Hours
Day 8-9: Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole
- Marvel at the majestic peaks of the Teton Range and enjoy activities like hiking, boating, or simply basking in the peaceful surroundings.
- Wrap up your adventure by visiting the charming town of Jackson Hole, where you can explore its vibrant art scene, cozy cafes, and rich western heritage.
- Drive Time:
- Yellowstone to Grand Teton National Park - 30 minutes
- Grand Teton National Park to Jackson - 45 minutes
Day 10: Back to Kansas City
- Drive Time
- One Big Trip: 16 Hours
- Split: To Cheyenne - 6 Hours 30 Minutes, To Kansas City - 9 Hours 30 Minutes
Day 1: Sioux Falls
The first stop on this road trip will be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While this is just a quick stop on your road trip to Yellowstone, but it offers a fantastic opportunity for families to stretch their legs and experience some of the city's highlights.
In just a couple of hours, you can visit Falls Park, a beautiful urban oasis featuring breathtaking waterfalls, scenic trails, and even a five-story observation tower.
Kids will love exploring the park's play areas and learning about the city's history at the Visitor Center.
Afterward, head to the Butterfly House & Aquarium, where your little ones can marvel at vibrant butterflies fluttering around in a tropical garden and discover a variety of marine life in the aquarium exhibits.
As an alternative to the butterfly stop, you can head to the hotel if your kids love swimming. This is the hotel we stayed at and it worked really well for our family.
This is the small pool they had, and the kids had a blast!
Day 2: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, and Mount Rushmore
The drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park is an easy 4 hours. It's great scenery and you can download a paid app that I absolutely recommend called Guide Along that has an amazing narrator that will talk to you about the landscape throughout your entire road trip.
Upon arriving at the entrance of Badlands National Park, it is highly recommended to purchase an intrapark pass for approximately $80. This annual pass provides not only entry to Badlands but also grants access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. This valuable investment allows for unlimited visits to these remarkable destinations throughout the year, offering ample opportunities to explore their diverse landscapes, marvel at stunning wildlife, and immerse oneself in the wonders of nature. By obtaining this all-inclusive pass, travelers can maximize their adventure and make the most of their national park experiences.
Badlands National Park
Start by taking a scenic drive along the Badlands Loop Road, where children can gaze in awe at the rugged rock formations and unique wildlife that call this park home.
Stop at the various overlooks for breathtaking photo opportunities and short nature walks suitable for little legs.
Additionally, the Fossil Exhibit Trail offers a chance to learn about the park's ancient history, with replicas of fossilized mammals and interpretive signs. Other hikes I would recommend include Door Trail and Window Trail. If your family is adventurous and are okay with steep ridges, I would also recommend Notch Trail. Note: We did it, and the big drop of one of the ridges had me turning around with four of my kids! It was just too high for me.
Finally, keep an eye out for the park's junior ranger program, which provides engaging activities and opportunities for kids to earn badges as they explore and learn about the Badlands.
Wall Drug is only ten minutes away from Badlands National Park that transcends you into a world of old-west charm as you explore the various shops and attractions. It's definitely kitschy and a money grab!
Kids can have fun panning for gold, checking out the life-sized mechanical T-Rex for a photo op, hop on the jackalope that's been there for at least twenty years, or even taking a ride on the Wall Drug Carousel.
You can treat your kids to delicious homemade donuts or ice cream from the famous Wall Drug Café (and lunch/dinner as well). With its whimsical atmosphere and family-friendly offerings, Wall Drug is sure to create lasting memories for everyone in the family and a great place for souvenirs.
The itinerary takes you to Mount Rushmore in the evening. During the day, you can witness the majestic sight of the iconic carved faces of U.S. presidents up close, as well as enjoy the interactive exhibits at the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center.
Take a leisurely stroll along the Presidential Trail, which offers unique viewpoints and a chance to learn about the park's history.
Parking is $10 all day, which means that you can leave as needed and come back. The park itself is free.
Next, you can go check into your hotel. We stayed at this hotel which had breakfast included and had a great view of the presidents (you definitely need a telescope to see it up close).
I would recommend eating at the hotel rather than visiting any of the main drug diners (let's just say we were not impressed by the food down the main drag, but the service was great).
As evening sets in, don't miss the Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, where the monument is illuminated against the night sky while a patriotic program celebrates the nation's heritage. This spectacular display of lights and sound is a magical experience that will leave a lasting impression on both kids and adults alike.
Presidents in Keystone
Before leaving Keystone, I would recommend going into town and stopping by your favorite presidents located on the corners! Again, the Guide Along app was amazing to use on our trip!
Day 3: Devil's Tower to Billings
When visiting Devil's Tower, we highly recommend parking your car in the designated RV parking area and embarking on the rewarding hike up the tower instead of waiting in line at the visitor's center.
This six-mile hike may require some effort, but the stunning views and unique experience make it absolutely worth it.
As you ascend, you'll witness the towering rock formation from different angles, marveling at its sheer magnificence up close. The hike allows you to fully appreciate the natural beauty and grandeur of Devil's Tower while avoiding the crowds and enjoying a more immersive adventure.
Lace up your hiking boots, bring plenty of water and snacks, and embark on this memorable journey to truly connect with the awe-inspiring presence of Devil's Tower.
Not only that, you'll be able to see some prairie dogs up close and personal.
Billings is just a place to lay your head. Grab some food on your way in town because the next day will the first day in Yellowstone through Beartooth Highway.
To ensure a convenient and budget-friendly experience, go to a Billings grocery store ahead of time by stocking a cooler with sandwich makings, easy breakfasts, and snacks. This way, you can avoid relying on convenience store sandwiches or having to secure dining reservations at hotels within the park. By planning ahead, you'll have the freedom to enjoy meals amidst the stunning natural surroundings at your own pace.
Day 4: Beartooth Highway to Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone
Beartooth Highway is an iconic scenic drive that has gained immense popularity among road-trippers exploring Yellowstone National Park, and it's an absolute must-do on any itinerary.
This breathtaking highway stretches across 68 miles of awe-inspiring landscapes, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and crystal-clear lakes.
Known as one of the most scenic drives in the United States, Beartooth Highway takes you to dizzying heights as it winds through the Beartooth Mountains, reaching elevations above 10,000 feet. The route is peppered with hairpin turns, thrilling switchbacks, and jaw-dropping vistas at every turn, making it an exhilarating and unforgettable experience for adventurers of all ages. Whether you're driving a car or RV, the Beartooth Highway promises an extraordinary journey that will leave you in awe of the raw beauty of the surrounding wilderness.
The popularity of Beartooth Highway stems from its remarkable beauty and the unique sense of freedom it offers to travelers. As you traverse this scenic byway, you'll have the opportunity to witness pristine alpine landscapes that seem straight out of a postcard.
The route takes you through the Custer and Shoshone National Forests, providing access to a multitude of recreational activities, including hiking, camping, and fishing. Along the way, you'll also encounter wildlife such as bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and even black bears. The Beartooth Highway serves as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park, offering a stunning introduction to the natural wonders that await within. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a photography lover, or simply seeking an unforgettable road trip experience, the Beartooth Highway is an essential part of any journey into Yellowstone, providing unrivaled scenic beauty and a true sense of adventure.
Northeast Entrance (Cooke City) to Yellowstone
This itinerary takes you to the Northeast Entrance into Yellowstone from Billings, which offers a relatively straightforward and enjoyable 2.5-hour drive. You can use your intraday national park to enter without extra fees.
Start your first day of exploration by heading from the east to the west through Yellowstone National Park. Begin your journey in the awe-inspiring Lamar Valley, where you'll be welcomed by expansive stretches of untouched wilderness and incredible wildlife sightings.
Keep your eyes peeled as you may have the chance to spot majestic black bears, graceful antelope, and majestic elk roaming freely in their natural habitat.
Lamar Valley offers a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the park's rich biodiversity and witness these magnificent creatures up close.
Mammoth Hot Springs (Quick Drive Through)
As you continue along the loop in Yellowstone, prepare to be amazed by the awe-inspiring sights in Mammoth Hot Springs. Discover the park's remarkable geothermal features, majestic waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas that make this journey truly unforgettable.
Make a stop and go on one of the terrace walks to explore the stunning Mammoth Hot Springs.
Keep in mind that you can always return to this area later in the week to fully immerse yourself further if the weather is too cold or too hot.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
This is a beautiful and gorgeous hotel, and a great place to stay if you are looking for elegance.
As you venture towards the west side of the park, be prepared to be enchanted by the serene forested landscapes and the picturesque magnificence of the surrounding mountains.
This is the perfect opportunity to spot wildlife, and we were lucky enough to encounter a lovely family of elk during our visit.
To enhance your experience, I highly recommend using the Guide Along app as your trusted companion. This app will assist you in deciding where to stop and explore on your journey to the west side of Yellowstone, ensuring you make the most of your time and discover the hidden gems along the way.
After a memorable visit to Mammoth Springs, we highly suggest making a stop in Norris, where you'll find a visitor's center.
This center provides a wealth of valuable information about the park while also offering excellent facilities. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the bathrooms, ensuring a comfortable and refreshing break. Moreover, the center thoughtfully includes designated areas where you can conveniently grab snacks to replenish your energy for the rest of your adventure in the park. Norris' well-maintained and visitor-oriented center transforms a simple pit stop into a practical and enjoyable experience.
Then, you can once more look at all of the various geyers, paint pots, and basins with only thermal features you can find in Yellowstone in such a concentrated area!
You'll find boardwalks everywhere, just keep an eye on the kids and don't let them wander off the boardwalk!
For the night, I recommend a stay at the charming Explorer Cabins in West Yellowstone for your first night.
These cozy cabins, located just outside the main hotel, offer a delightful accommodation experience, enveloping you in comfort and warmth. While staying outside the main hotel, it's essential to note that there may be a 20-minute wait for re-entry in the morning—a common occurrence.
Stop in for a bite to eat at Wild West Pizzeria (the pizza is phenomenal). Make sure to explore the nearby souvenir stores, where we discovered the perfect Yellowstone t-shirts and sweatshirts to commemorate our unforgettable visit.
West Yellowstone also serves as an excellent place to stock up on groceries, ensuring you are well-prepared before embarking on your park adventures the following day. Keep in mind that while the Explorer Cabins offer a cozy atmosphere, they are situated near a large hotel chain with amenities such as a nearby McDonald's, rather than being nestled in a secluded wilderness setting, adding a touch of convenience to your stay.
Day 5: Madison, Old Faithful, West Thumb, and Grant Village
On this day, your goal will be exploring the park and reach Grant Village at the end of your day, where you will have dining reservations made since Yellowstone National Park allows you to reserve early dining if you stay there. Throughout this route, you will have an opportunity to explore geysers from Madison to West Thumb.
Overall, the journey from West Yellowstone to Grant Village will allow you to witness the beauty of Yellowstone's geothermal features and experience the famous eruption of Old Faithful. While the lodging at Grant Village was outdated and lacked internet access, the exceptional dining experience and the chance to explore the park's iconic attractions more than made up for it. It's important to come prepared with the knowledge that air conditioning is not available in the park's cabins. With these considerations in mind, our time in Yellowstone continued to be an awe-inspiring adventure.
This is an ideal day for multiple car stops, allowing you to visit numerous geysers, paint pots, and other fascinating thermal features. One highlight not to be missed is the Fountain Paint Pot area, which showcases a captivating display of geothermal activity.
Additionally, witnessing the famous Old Faithful eruption, which occurs approximately every 90 minutes, is a truly remarkable sight.
However, do keep in mind that the Old Faithful area tends to be busy, so it's advisable to arrive before 10:45 am for lunch at the Geyser Grill to avoid long lines.
The Geyser Grill serves burgers and fries for kids in yellow souvenir buses, which the kids always get a kick out of.
If you do not plan on staying at Old Faithful Inn, I would recommend checking out this log cabin lodging, as it is a historical site that has beautiful architecture.
Old Faithful Visitor Center
This is probably the best visitor's center in the park for kids.
Grand Prismatic Spring
Located in the Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Prismatic Spring is a must-visit destination for families. Known for its vibrant and mesmerizing colors, this remarkable thermal feature is the largest hot spring in the United States and the third-largest in the world. The Grand Prismatic Spring showcases stunning shades of blue, green, and orange, creating a surreal and otherworldly spectacle.
Its striking beauty and unique microbial formations make it a truly captivating natural wonder. As families stroll along the boardwalk surrounding the spring, they can marvel at its immense size and marvel at the ethereal steam rising from its crystal-clear waters. Visiting the Grand Prismatic Spring is an unforgettable experience that allows families to witness the awe-inspiring power and beauty of Yellowstone's geothermal wonders. There is also a 1.5 mile hike that is really easy to do to get the iconic image of the spring.
West Thumb is an area that you can become mesmerized by the incredible geological features that surrounded you. Walking along the boardwalk through the West Thumb Geyser Basin will be a highlight, with its colorful hot springs and fascinating thermal pools right next to the beautiful ake Yellowstone. Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Lodge, even if you are not staying, is a super fancy hotel with super fancy bathrooms.
The little sandwich cafe isn't bad either!
Let's not forget the famous Fishing Cone, where anglers used to catch fish and cook them in the nearby hot spring—a truly unique and memorable sight!
This is what the registration building looks like below.
Staying in Grant Village offered the advantage of securing early reservations at their dining room, which we highly recommend.
This is an example of the meal we received, which was steak chimichurri and fries with an arugula salad.
The food and service were excellent, providing a great dining experience.
However, it is worth noting that the lodging accommodations at Grant Village were quite old and dated, and the lack of internet connectivity was a downside.
Another important aspect to keep in mind is that none of the cabins in Yellowstone National Park are equipped with air conditioning.
Despite these minor inconveniences, the day's adventures and the chance to explore Yellowstone's natural wonders made it memorable. Just don't expect too much from your stay at Grant Village. Try to see if you can keep the hotel key cards as souvenir for kids, as it as a photo of the Grand Prismatic on the keycard.
Day 6: Hayden Valley, Tower-Roosevelt, Canyon Village
For an exciting itinerary, I recommend heading from Grant Village towards Canyon Village as the next destination for your Yellowstone adventure.
Start by traveling north to visit the renowned Fishing Bridge area, where you can marvel at the picturesque Yellowstone River flowing beneath the bridge. This spot offers fantastic opportunities for fishing and observing the diverse wildlife that congregates there.
After exploring Fishing Bridge, continue towards the park's eastern entrance, which will lead you towards Cody. Along this scenic route, I highly recommend using the Guide Along app to make the most of your journey. The app will guide you to the best stopping points, including breathtaking viewpoints, hidden gems, and unique natural formations, ensuring you don't miss any of the remarkable sights along the way.
Hayden Valley is an absolute haven for wildlife enthusiasts, as it teems with an abundance of animals.
As you explore this remarkable area, be sure to remain vigilant and keep a keen eye out for any signs of movement. One valuable tip to remember is that if you come across orange cones, it indicates that national park rangers have likely identified a habitat for animals, and parking is restricted to ensure their safety and undisturbed presence.
With binoculars in hand, you'll have the perfect opportunity to observe the diverse wildlife that calls Hayden Valley home, creating unforgettable memories of your Yellowstone adventure. Make sure you bring a telephoto lens because your iPhone camera is no match for the distance in which you will see the animals.
Tower-Roosevelt in Yellowstone National Park offers families an array of attractions and natural wonders to explore.
One highlight is the iconic Tower Fall, a breathtaking waterfall cascading down 132 feet into the Yellowstone River.
The observation platform provides a fantastic viewpoint to admire the power and beauty of this impressive waterfall. Nearby, families can embark on the Mount Washburn hike, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and a chance to spot wildlife along the way.
Additionally, the Lamar Valley, known as the "Serengeti of North America," offers excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing, including sightings of bison, elk, wolves, and grizzly bears. Exploring Tower-Roosevelt will leave families in awe of the park's stunning natural scenery and abundant wildlife.
This is how close you can see the animals.
These are the photos you can take with a good lens and DSLR. I would recommend a 600mm focal length.
Here's my getting "just close enough" but safe distance from a grizzly bear.
Families visiting Yellowstone National Park will find Canyon Lodge to be an awesome choice for their stay.
This modern facility offers a range of amenities that make it a highly recommended option.
Not only does it provide convenient water filling locations and reliable internet access, but it also offers a wide variety of food options, including a sit down burger restaurant and a la carte cafeteria with different food options (one exception: the breakfast isn't great).
The exceptional services provided at Canyon Lodge ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. Additionally, there is a sporting store available, allowing families to purchase any necessary outdoor gear or souvenirs. If you prefer the convenience of staying in one place rather than packing up and moving each night, Canyon Lodge is a fantastic recommendation. With its modern amenities and excellent services, it promises a memorable and comfortable stay for families exploring Yellowstone.
This recommended route promises a seamless blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration, providing an unforgettable Yellowstone experience. So, follow this itinerary, enjoy the scenic drive, and let the Guide Along app be your trusted companion, leading you to the most memorable stops along the way.
Upper and Lower Falls
The upper and lower falls are an amazing site you must visit. It's an amazing waterfall that can't be missed.
Day 7: Revisit Favorite Spots
This day on the itinerary is designed for families to revisit some of their favorite places in Yellowstone, offering the flexibility to explore the attractions they enjoyed the most.
Whether it's the wildlife-rich Hayden Valley, the captivating thermal features of Mammoth Hot Springs, or the mesmerizing colors of the Grand Prismatic, there is something for everyone to enjoy once again.
Old Faithful Inn and Lodge
However, when it comes to accommodations, while the experience of staying at the historic Old Faithful Inn is tempting, it's important to consider the potential drawbacks. The location is really busy. In addition, the aged East and West Wings of the inn may impact the overall experience especially for families with little kids who may not appreciate the history. Nonetheless, it was an exciting moment to witness a bison just outside the inn's door, adding a touch of wildlife encounter to the stay.
Day 8-9: Grand Tetons
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park offers families a plethora of activities and attractions that cater to kids of all ages.
Embark on family-friendly hikes such as the Taggart Lake Loop Trail or the Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point Trail, which provide stunning views and manageable distances suitable for little explorers.
Keep an eye out for the park's most iconic resident, the moose, as they are frequently spotted in Grand Teton National Park. Places like Willow Flats, Moose-Wilson Road, and the Snake River provide excellent opportunities to catch glimpses of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
In Grand Teton National Park, families can choose between breathtaking scenic drives or wildlife-focused adventures. The Jenny Lake Scenic Drive takes you on a picturesque journey, offering stunning views of the Teton Range and opportunities for wildlife sightings. Jenny Lake Lodge has a restaurant, but it's fancy and may not be kid friendly.
On the other hand, the Antelope Flats and Mormon Row area provide excellent chances to observe bison, pronghorn, and other wildlife up close. Consider striking a balance between photo-worthy landscapes and wildlife encounters to make the most of your Grand Teton experience.
Don't miss the chance to make stops at iconic landmarks such as Snake River Overlook, Schwabacher Landing, and Signal Mountain Summit. These stops offer stunning vistas and photo opportunities, allowing families to capture the grandeur of the park. Additionally, consider exploring the visitor centers, such as the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, where kids can engage in educational exhibits and learn more about the park's natural and cultural history. Grand Teton National Park truly provides a wealth of family-friendly experiences that combine awe-inspiring scenery, wildlife encounters, and engaging activities for an unforgettable adventure.
Junior Ranger Program
The Ranger Junior Program in Grand Teton National Park is a special program designed for kids. Led by park rangers, it allows children to explore the park, learn about its plants and animals, and have fun outdoors.
Through activities like wildlife tracking and nature walks, kids can discover the park's natural wonders and develop a love for nature. It's a great way for families to enjoy their visit to Grand Teton National Park and create lasting memories of their time in the beautiful wilderness.
Places to Eat in Grand Tetons
Leek's Restaurant in Grand Teton National Park is a popular dining spot known for its delicious meals and welcoming atmosphere. Located near Jackson Lake Lodge, this restaurant offers absoultely delicious pizza.
The friendly staff and casual ambiance make it a great place to relax and refuel after exploring the park. With its tasty food and inviting atmosphere, Leek's Restaurant is a go-to dining option for visitors in Grand Teton National Park especially for ice cream!
Where to Stay in Grand Tetons National Park
For a memorable family stay, consider Jackson Lake Lodge, which offers picturesque mountain views that will take your breath away.
The lodge provides a comfortable and scenic basecamp, allowing families to wake up to the stunning vistas of the Teton Range.
While staying at the lodge, take advantage of the various on-site amenities and activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, or even a scenic boat tour on Jackson Lake.
Day 10: Road Trip Back to Kansas City
This is a good 16 hour drive home. Since the kids will be deprived of internet, the drive on I-80 might be a quiet one if your kids have tablets to entertain them now that internet is readily available.
You can also choose to breakup the drive in Cheyenne, which is 6.5 hours away from Yellowstone and stay here.
We hope this sample 9-day itinerary from Kansas City to Yellowstone has provided you with valuable insights and inspiration for planning your own adventure.
Whether you're seeking the awe-inspiring wonders of Yellowstone's geothermal features, the thrill of wildlife encounters, or the serenity of the national park's stunning landscapes, this itinerary offers a well-rounded experience.