10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly:  8​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h
3
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Appleton

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Highline Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner .

Appleton to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Appleton to Glacier National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Appleton in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Firehole Canyon Drive. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
River Rafting & Tubing
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rushmore Tramway Adventures and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Big Thunder Gold Mine (in Keystone), Insideout (in Hill City) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, and learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Custer to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Theme Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hill City, Keystone, Wind Cave National Park, Needles Highway
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Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Custer to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in September, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Conata Basin Overlook ©
Conata Basin Overlook

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