14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary builder

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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Deadwood
— 1 day
Drive
3
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cody
— 1 night
Drive
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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8
Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Boulder
— 1 night
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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 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, stroll through Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and trek along Notch Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park day trip planning app.

Minneapolis to Badlands National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Badlands National Park. When traveling from Minneapolis in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Deadwood

— 1 day
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Adams House, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Deadwood attractions planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Deadwood by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in September: highs in Deadwood hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Devils Tower

— 1 night
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 25th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Devils Tower trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Deadwood to Devils Tower in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Devils Tower due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Devils Tower can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks

Cody

— 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, then see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Lookout Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cody in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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 29th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park day trip app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa and then wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Junction journey app.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Junction when traveling from Salt Lake City in October, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Boulder.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Boulder

— 1 night

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flatirons. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Benson Park Sculpture Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Grand Junction to Boulder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.