12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Ames
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Mitchell
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Chamberlain
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Wall
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Keystone
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Ames

— 1 night
Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ames trip builder tool.

Bolingbrook to Ames is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. July in Ames sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Ames

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. You've now added Falls Park to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), walk around Falls Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sioux Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ames to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks
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Mitchell

Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Corn Palace has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to Corn Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mitchell road trip planner.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Mitchell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Chamberlain.
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Chamberlain

Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. You've now added Dignity to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Dignity.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Chamberlain day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Chamberlain takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Wall.
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Wall

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You've now added Wall Drug to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wall trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Chamberlain to Wall in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chamberlain to Wall. In July, daytime highs in Wall are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wall

Shopping
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Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Ben Reifel Visitor Center to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Badlands National Park is just a stone's throw from Wall. In July in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, expect Keystone to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature
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Wind Cave National Park

— 1 night
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Wind Cave National Park has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wind Cave National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Wind Cave National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak - America's Mountain as well as Historic Denver Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning app.

Getting from Wind Cave National Park to Denver by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Wind Cave National Park in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. You will leave for Keystone on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Tours

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Keystone

— 3 nights
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 31st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Loveland Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Keystone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Keystone at 53°F and lows at 39°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Mon).
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.