14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 day
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Wind Cave National Park
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Wind Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Devils Tower
— 2 nights
Drive
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Medora
— 4 nights
Fly

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 1 day

On the 28th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then trek along Mosca Pass Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

Austin to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Austin to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in August: highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 3 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): hike along Tundra Communities Trail, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Flattop Mountain Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dream Lake, and then explore the activities along Sky Pond.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Rocky Mountain National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 89°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Wind Cave National Park.
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Wind Cave National Park — 2 nights

Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take a memorable drive along Needles Highway and then hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, and then stroll through Windcross Conservancy.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wind Cave National Park travel route planning site.

Explore your travel options from Rocky Mountain National Park to Wind Cave National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August; daily highs in Wind Cave National Park reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Hurley Butte Horseback Riding, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, and then don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park online trip builder.

Drive from Wind Cave National Park to Badlands National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Wind Cave National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Devils Tower.
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Side Trip

Devils Tower — 2 nights

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 4th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and then don't miss a visit to Tower Trail. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hulett Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower driving holiday planner.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Devils Tower in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in September: highs in Devils Tower hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Medora.
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Medora — 4 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Mores State Historic Site and River Bend Overlook. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, ride a horse along Maah Daah Hey Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Medora itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Medora in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Devils Tower in September, Medora is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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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.
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