11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thermopolis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Crazy Horse
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
10
Hill City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site .

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park. Traveling from New York City in May, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, then identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Thermopolis

Thermopolis ©
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): try out the rides at The Star Plunge and then get curious at Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Thermopolis trip planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Thermopolis in 4 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Thermopolis, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming Dinosaur Center ©
Wyoming Dinosaur Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cody tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Thermopolis to Cody by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thermopolis in May: highs in Cody hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Cody

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

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Billings

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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then explore and take pictures at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Billings trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cody to Billings takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Billings can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Yellowstone Art Museum ©
Yellowstone Art Museum

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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 30th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then get impressive views of Devils Tower National Monument, and then make a trip to Tower Trail.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Devils Tower trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Billings to Devils Tower takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Devils Tower sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Devils Tower

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

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 31st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Rodeo Cowboy T.C.Halloway Statue, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, steep yourself in history at Adams House, then cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Devils Tower to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Devils Tower to Deadwood is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Wind Cave National Park, and then take a memorable drive along Needles Highway.

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You can drive from Deadwood to Wind Cave National Park in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Wind Cave National Park, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Needles Highway
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Crazy Horse online visit planner .

You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Crazy Horse in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You'll set off for Hill City on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature Museums

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Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery and then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hill City trip planning app .

Hill City is very close to Crazy Horse. In June in Hill City, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hill City

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

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