13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  9​h
1
La Crosse
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Devils Tower
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
La Crosse

La Crosse ©
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. Shrine of Our Lady Guadalupe has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Motherhouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady Guadalupe, then learn about winemaking at Branches Winery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Grandad Bluff.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Crosse trip planner .

Indianapolis to La Crosse is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in La Crosse can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in La Crosse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Branches Winery
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Grandad Bluff ©
Grandad Bluff
Branches Winery ©
Branches Winery

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum, contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, and finally explore the world behind art at Corn Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mitchell tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from La Crosse to Mitchell takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June in Mitchell, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle
Dakota Discovery Museum ©
Dakota Discovery Museum

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then cruise along Loop Road, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park holiday builder website .

Getting from Mitchell to Badlands National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
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 27th (Wed): hike along Presidential Trail, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip site .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Keystone are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hill City
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

1
night
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, then look for gifts at Devils Tower Trading Post, and then stroll through Devils Tower National Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Devils Tower online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Devils Tower takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Devils Tower, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Rogue's Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hayden Valley, Mammoth Hot Springs and Boiling River. On the 29th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then relax and rejuvenate at Boiling River, and then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Devils Tower - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Boiling River ©
Boiling River

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park holiday website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Teton National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of National World War I Museum and Memorial, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Kansas City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kansas City, with lows around 72°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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