11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

©
Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: South Bend
Drive:  8 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Billings
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  9 h
4
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Custer
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: South Bend

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and finally look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip tool.

South Bend to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
night
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 (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Phipps Park and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Billings trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Billings takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Billings can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Phipps Park ©
Phipps Park

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip maker.

You can fly from Billings to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Billings in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): go for a walk through Tower Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and then stop by Devils Tower Trading Post.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Devils Tower trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Devils Tower takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Devils Tower when traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Halley's 1880 Store, thenexplore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, thenexplore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Custer sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Custer takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Keystone
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

Similar Plans

12 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 52 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Brentwood & Glacier National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 27 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Amarillo, Estes Park & Kansas City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 15 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, beaches Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 1 day in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans