13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Fly
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Madison
— 1 night
Drive
2
Bayfield
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bloomington
Drive
4
Bismarck
Drive
5
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Rapid City
Drive
7
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Omaha
— 2 nights
Fly

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Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madison trip itinerary planning website.

Atlanta to Madison is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Madison, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, expect Madison to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayfield.

Things to do in Madison

Parks

Bayfield

— 3 nights
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayfield: Presque Isle River (in Ontonagon), Copper Falls State Park (in Mellen) and Copper Peak (in Ironwood). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, stop by Apostle Islands Booksellers, hike along Meyers Beach Sea Caves, and take an in-depth tour of Bayfield Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bayfield tour planning site.

Getting from Madison to Bayfield by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Madison in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bayfield, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Bayfield

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Bloomington

The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
You've now added Mall of America to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), browse the different shops at Mall of America and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bloomington trip planning site.

You can fly from Bayfield to Bloomington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Bayfield in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bloomington, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Bloomington

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bismarck trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bloomington to Bismarck. Traveling from Bloomington in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bismarck, with lows around 58°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 24th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of South Unit. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Medora road trip tool.

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start your trip to Rapid City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Medora to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Medora in July, with lows around 62°F. You will leave for Badlands National Park on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Badlands National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and trek along Door Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park route planning tool.

Drive from Rapid City to Badlands National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Rapid City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Badlands National Park, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Omaha

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 30th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally stop by Old Market Candy Shop. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, then snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Omaha tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Omaha takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Omaha. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Omaha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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.