13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook and then explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park day trip planning app.

Minneapolis to Badlands National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Minneapolis in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 28th (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Soldiers Chapel.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sky trip planning tool.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Big Sky in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in June; daily highs in Big Sky reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, stroll through Lewis Falls, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park route planner.

You can drive from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and then steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online journey planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 95°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

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Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are colder (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then visit Old Colorado City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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Traveling by flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Omaha.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Omaha

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Kanesville Tabernacle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Omaha trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Omaha in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 Omaha, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.

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.

Nebraska travel guide

4.5
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.