10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 1 day
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Devils Tower
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Deadwood
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Wind Cave National Park
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead, then take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally trek along North Inlet Trail. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Tundra Communities Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes.

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Charlotte to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Charlotte to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, stroll through Hermitage Point, and then explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

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Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Teton National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, expect Grand Teton National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 38°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
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Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 1 day

Crown of the Continent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hike along Cracker Lake Hike, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 8th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower trip planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Devils Tower in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Devils Tower, with lows around 49°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Deadwood.

Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Woody's Wild West, Inc, make a trip to Deadwood Model Train, and then do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room.

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Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Devils Tower to Deadwood is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Fun & Games

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Wind Cave National Park

— 1 night
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, and finally stroll through Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

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Getting from Deadwood to Wind Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Wind Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 day
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Tall Man's Misery and then trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park day trip planning app.

Drive from Wind Cave National Park to Mammoth Cave National Park in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wind Cave National Park to Mammoth Cave National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wind Cave National Park in September: high temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.