16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Deadwood
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
Thermopolis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Cody
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
Berlin

3
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online itinerary creator.

Berlin, Germany to Chicago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field

1
day
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.
On the 31st (Thu), browse the different shops at Wall Drug Store.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Badlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Wall Drug Store
Highlights from your plan
Wall Drug Store

2
days
Rapid City

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Rapid City by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake

few
hours
Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood vacation builder.

Getting from Rapid City to Deadwood by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery

1
day
Thermopolis

Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thermopolis trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Deadwood to Thermopolis in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in September, you will find days in Thermopolis are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hot Springs State Park

4
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 8th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, make a trip to Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Thermopolis to Yellowstone National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Thermopolis in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Yellowstone National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake
Mount Washburn

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, then admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cody vacation trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, Cody is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Dam

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