17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Miami
tram + Fly + taxi:  9​h
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly + tram:  11​h
Miami

2
days
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then stop by Old Fashioned Fudge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Custer online itinerary creator.

Miami to Custer is an approximately 9-hour combination of tram, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Custer is cooler than Miami - with highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Keystone
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

2
days
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 8th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, take a stroll through Historic Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Vore Buffalo Jump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Devils Tower National Monument and then cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Deadwood trip planner.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Devils Tower National Monument, Vore Buffalo Jump, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Vore Buffalo Jump ©
Vore Buffalo Jump
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument

2
days
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 10th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Pawnseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel In the Hills, and then meet the residents at Reptile Gardens. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, then don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park, then see the interesting displays at Founding Fathers Black Hills, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rapid City travel planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in May: highs in Rapid City hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

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Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Chapel In the Hills ©
Chapel In the Hills
Bear Country USA
Bear Country USA

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park vacation trip planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Badlands National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

4
days
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Grand Targhee Ski Resort (in Alta), Chapel of the Transfiguration (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Mormon Row Historic District & Grand Teton). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at National Elk Refuge, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, explore the activities along Jenny Lake, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Hole Shootout.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Jackson Hole by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Badlands National Park to Jackson Hole is minus 1 hour. In May in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort, Chapel of the Transfiguration
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Chapel of the Transfiguration
National Elk Refuge ©
National Elk Refuge

2
days
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Observation Point Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Jackson Hole - with highs of 52°F and lows of 27°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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