10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
Drive
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Livingston
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
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Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City online day trip planner.

Erie to Rapid City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Erie to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Billings.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Billings road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Billings takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Billings are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Billings

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Livingston

— 1 night
Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Livingston visit planning website.

Getting from Billings to Livingston by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Billings in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Livingston, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Livingston to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Livingston in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
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.
Plan a trip to Jackson Hole easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Idaho Falls trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Idaho Falls in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, expect Idaho Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.