10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
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Indianapolis
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  8​h
2
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Indianapolis. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Indianapolis

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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

Plan a Badlands National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Indianapolis to Badlands National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Badlands National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, Badlands National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Custer.

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Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and finally take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Custer travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in June; daily highs in Custer reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Devils Tower.

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Keystone
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Devils Tower takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Devils Tower are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, and then trek along Taggart Lake. On the next day, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole vacation planner.

Getting from Devils Tower to Jackson Hole by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Jackson Hole when traveling from Devils Tower in June, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

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Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain

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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 20th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, trek along Artist Point, then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then stroll through Lone Star Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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