10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Rapid City
— Few hours
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
Drive
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Livingston
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Casper
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

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 28th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary builder app.

Erie to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also 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. In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Rapid City

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Billings

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. On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stop by Scheels, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Billings online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Billings takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Billings

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

2
nights
Livingston

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Bear Paw Outfitters and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Livingston trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Billings to Livingston takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Billings in August since evenings lows in Livingston dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Getting from Livingston to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Livingston in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

1
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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 2nd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio, get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen Images of Nature, and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Day Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole journey builder website.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Casper.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

1
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Casper

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Ugly Bug Fly Shop.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Casper driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Casper in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, things will get a bit warmer in Casper: highs are around 76°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Casper

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

2
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, and then don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip planning website.

You can drive from Casper to Rapid City in 4 hours. Traveling from Casper in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.