11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  12​h 45​min
4
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 day
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Presidential Trail and Windcross Conservancy. Escape the urban bustle at Sylvan Lake and Rankin Ridge Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park), Custer (Custer State Park & Wildlife Loop Road) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rapid City route builder app .

Dallas to Rapid City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in June, things will get little chillier in Rapid City: highs are around 78°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Wind Cave National Park, Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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.
Get in touch with nature at Artist Point and Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along North Rim Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. While traveling from Rapid City, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
day
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yosemite National Park to Marathon takes 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Marathon is 3 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Marathon: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Key West sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Key West are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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