10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
4
Eden Prairie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Duluth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Silver Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City


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1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and then stroll around Millennium Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online trip builder .

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, Chicago is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

1
night
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 14th (Sun): hike along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Rapid City

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 16th (Tue): do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills National Forest, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, then explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rapid City online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Rapid City are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are warmer (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eden Prairie.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Prairie Berry Winery
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

1
night
Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie ©
Eden Prairie is an edge city 12mi southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County, and the 12th-largest city in the State of Minnesota. On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Summit Avenue, enjoy the sand and surf at Round Lake Park and Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Baker Park Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Eden Prairie holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rapid City to Eden Prairie. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Eden Prairie is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Eden Prairie

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Baker Park Reserve, Summit Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 19th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Duluth trip planner .

Drive from Eden Prairie to Duluth in 3 hours. Traveling from Eden Prairie in July, expect Duluth to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Duluth

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center ©

2
nights
Silver Bay

Silver Bay ©
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at Beaver Bay Agate Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Bay Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Silver Bay online travel planner .

You can drive from Duluth to Silver Bay in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Silver Bay. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Beaver Bay Agate Shop
Highlights from your plan
Agate Bay Beach ©
Agate Bay Beach
Beaver Bay Agate Shop ©
Beaver Bay Agate Shop

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