12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Thermopolis
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Mitchell
— Few hours
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Grand Teton National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, then trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park road trip planning app.

Caledonia to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Caledonia to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from Caledonia in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be colder, around 44°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Monument Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Thermopolis

Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): engage your brain at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs State Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Star Plunge.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Thermopolis takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Thermopolis when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, go for a walk through Tower Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Devils Tower online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thermopolis to Devils Tower takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thermopolis in July: highs in Devils Tower hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Rapid City

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 29th (Wed): meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then look for gifts at Goodtyme Photo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, then get in on the family fun at Storybook Island, and finally make a trip to Dinosaur Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City online itinerary planner.

Drive from Devils Tower to Rapid City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Mitchell

Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for gifts at Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop and then make a trip to Corn Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mitchell trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Mitchell takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Mitchell is 1 hour. July in Mitchell sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mitchell

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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.