11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  4​h
1
Omaha
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Wichita
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Saint Louis

1
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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 3rd (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, and finally take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

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Saint Louis to Omaha is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Omaha are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Nightlife
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Notch Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Omaha to Badlands National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Badlands National Park, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Custer holiday builder website .

Drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in August, with highs in Custer at 77°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

3
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and trek along Artist Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Custer - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, admire the natural beauty at Vertical Harvest, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

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night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 11th (Sun), expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): meet the residents at Sedgwick County Zoo, see the interesting displays at Mid-America All-Indian Center, then don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wichita online holiday planner .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Wichita in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs to Wichita, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in August; daily highs in Wichita reach 89°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens ©
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

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