11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— Few hours
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Billings
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Casper
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— Few hours
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Wind Cave National Park
— Few hours
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Crazy Horse
— Few hours
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), get curious at Washington Pavilion and then pause for some photo ops at USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls road trip planning app.

Des Moines to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sioux Falls when traveling from Des Moines in October, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Washington Pavilion ©
Washington Pavilion
USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial ©
USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. October in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook

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Rapid City

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Rapid City are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Devils Tower day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Devils Tower takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Devils Tower are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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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 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then test your team's savvy at The Grand Escape Room.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Billings trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Billings takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Billings are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
The Grand Escape Room ©
The Grand Escape Room
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday app.

You can drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Billings in October, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River ©
Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River
Beryl Spring ©
Beryl Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Jenny Lake Trail and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (28°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and then contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Casper trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Casper. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October: highs in Casper hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Casper

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center ©

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Casper to Hot Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Casper, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hot Springs, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 34°F. You'll set off for Wind Cave National Park on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wind Cave National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Wind Cave National Park takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Crazy Horse trip planning website.

You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Crazy Horse in an hour. October in Crazy Horse sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak

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Rapid City

Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rapid City attractions planner.

You can drive from Crazy Horse to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Crazy Horse in October since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 40°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History and then trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Sioux Falls. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your plan

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