12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Detroit
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 1 night
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Custer
— 3 nights
Fly
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at Shinola Bicycles, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and then don't miss a visit to James Scott Memorial Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Detroit road trip website.

Orlando to Detroit is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Detroit is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then contemplate the long history of Custer House, and then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bismarck trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Detroit to Bismarck with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Bismarck is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Detroit in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bismarck, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Bismarck

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Sheep Mountain Table Road (in Badlands National Park) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Custer takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bismarck in June, things will get slightly colder in Custer: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel & River Rafting & Tubing) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Lake.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online trip planner.

You can fly from Custer to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in West Yellowstone when traveling from Custer in June, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then explore the activities along Iceberg Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in June, with highs in Glacier National Park at 75°F and lows at 45°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.