11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Wilmette
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cody
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Wasta
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Battle Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
day
Wilmette

Wilmette ©
Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. On the 15th (Thu), kick back and relax at Glencoe Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at Chicago Botanic Garden, and then admire the striking features of Baha'i House of Worship.

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Kalamazoo to Wilmette is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kalamazoo to Wilmette due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Wilmette

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Glencoe
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Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Glencoe Beach ©
Glencoe Beach
Chicago Botanic Garden ©
Chicago Botanic Garden

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, then explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park journey tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wilmette to Grand Teton National Park. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Wilmette in August, plan for much colder nights in Grand Teton National Park, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mud Volcano. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Steamboat Geyser, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Stock Nature Trail, admire all the interesting features of Chief Joseph Hwy, then take some stellar pictures from Dead Indian Summit Overlook, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cody: highs are around 79°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Cody

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Chief Joseph Hwy
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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir ©
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Dead Indian Summit Overlook ©
Dead Indian Summit Overlook

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, then cruise along Needles Highway, and then explore the activities along Legion Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cody to Custer takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Wasta.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Wind Cave National Park, Needles Highway, Prairie Berry Winery
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake

1
night
Wasta

Wasta ©
Wasta is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States along the Cheyenne River. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Armed Forces Display & Gifts.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wasta trip maker website .

Getting from Custer to Wasta by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Custer in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wasta: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Battle Creek.

Things to do in Wasta

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Armed Forces Display & Gifts ©
Armed Forces Display & Gifts

1
night
Battle Creek

Battle Creek ©
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Falling Waters Trail, see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bell's Comstock Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): learn about winemaking at St. Julian Winery, then examine the collection at Air Zoo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalamazoo Nature Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Battle Creek trip app .

Explore your travel options from Wasta to Battle Creek with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Battle Creek

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Falling Waters Trail, Gilmore Car Museum, Air Zoo, St. Julian Winery, Bell's Comstock Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Kalamazoo Nature Center ©
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Bell's Comstock Brewery ©
Bell's Comstock Brewery
St. Julian Winery ©
St. Julian Winery

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