10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Missoula
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Missoula
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Custer
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Missoula

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop and then find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Missoula trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Missoula. In July, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Shopping
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A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop ©
Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop

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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 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument and then go for a walk through Tower Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Missoula to Devils Tower takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway (in Spearfish) and Deadwood (Mount Moriah Cemetery & Historic Old Town). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, and find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rapid City journey tool .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Rapid City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadwood, Keystone, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Badlands National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Bicycle Sculpture, look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wind Cave National Park itinerary builder website .

Drive from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in August, with highs in Wind Cave National Park at 77°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicycle Sculpture, Windcross Conservancy
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Bicycle Sculpture ©
Bicycle Sculpture

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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.
You've now added Jewel Cave National Monument to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jewel Cave National Monument. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jewel Cave National Monument and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Custer online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Custer takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Keystone
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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