12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheridan
— 1 night
Drive
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Cody
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rapid City driving holiday tool.

New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rapid City, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 2 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): go deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine and then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Deadwood trip planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Deadwood in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rapid City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Deadwood, with lows of 52°F. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Sheridan.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites

Sheridan

— 1 night
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of King's Saddlery and Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Bighorn National Forest, and then contemplate the long history of The Historic Sheridan Inn.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sheridan route planning app.

Drive from Deadwood to Sheridan in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Sheridan can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Sheridan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Cody

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cody itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheridan to Cody in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cody can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route builder app.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cody in June, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
On the 29th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally stroll through Jenny Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning app.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to T.A. Moulton Barn, contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole takes an hour. In June in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.