11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Fort Benton
— 1 night
Drive
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive to Cranbrook, Fly to Calgary

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Denver — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, then go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver tour builder.

Calgary, Canada to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Denver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Adventure · Tours
Side Trips

Colorado Springs — 3 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Cañon City--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker website.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Badlands National Park.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Badlands National Park — 2 nights

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 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, cruise along Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Badlands National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Keystone.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trip

Keystone — 2 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 7th (Tue), go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Benton.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trips

Fort Benton — 1 night

Fort Benton is a city in and the county seat of Chouteau County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Northern Great Plains and then explore the striking landscape at White Cliffs.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fort Benton trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Keystone to Fort Benton. In June, daytime highs in Fort Benton are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.
Museums · Parks · Nature

Coeur d'Alene — 1 night

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake and then view the masterpieces at The Art Spirit Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Benton to Coeur d'Alene takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Benton to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. In June in Coeur d'Alene, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.