11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Freedom
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Rapid City
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Hot Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Devils Tower
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
11
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Freedom

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wall Drug as well as Notch Trail. On the 23rd (Sun), hike along Notch Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, then buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park day trip planner .

Freedom to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Freedom in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bear Country USA, Wall Drug
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You will leave for Keystone on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Keystone

Keystone
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip itinerary builder site .

Keystone is very close to Rapid City. Traveling from Rapid City in August, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Custer.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Needles Highway, Sylvan Lake and Wildlife Loop Road. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Needles Highway, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Custer takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Custer are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Custer

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Needles Highway
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Custer to Hot Springs takes an hour. August in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Childrens Museums Museums
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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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.
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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hot Springs to Jackson Hole takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Hot Springs in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Jackson Hole. You'll set off for Grand Teton National Park on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
You've now added Teton Park Road to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Teton National Park can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Teton Park Road ©
Teton Park Road

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Boiling River, Mammoth Hot Springs, and other attractions. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Boiling River ©
Boiling River
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cody Nightly Rodeo as well as Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracks. On the 28th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Cody Nightly Rodeo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cody using our trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Cody at 79°F and lows at 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Cody

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracks
Highlights from your plan
Cody Nightly Rodeo ©
Cody Nightly Rodeo

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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.
Tower Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower road trip planning site .

Getting from Cody to Devils Tower by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Parks Fun & Games

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Rapid City

Rapid City
You've now added Reptile Gardens to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Rapid City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 31st (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Tours

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