15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Dubuque
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Ames
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Custer
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
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Shoshone
— 1 night
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Lava Hot Springs
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Salt Lake City
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Park City
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Green River
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Needles
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Dubuque

Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at The Old Blacksmith Shop, then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., then meet the residents at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

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Chicago to Dubuque is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in August, Dubuque is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ames.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Ames

Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. On the 29th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Reiman Gardens, make a trip to Antique Carousel, then examine the collection at Textile and Clothing Museum, and finally gain insight at Iowa State University.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ames trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Dubuque to Ames in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ames are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Ames

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 30th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Stockyards Ag Experience, then stroll around Falls Park, and finally hike along Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls online attractions planner.

You can drive from Ames to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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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 31st (Mon): hike along Castle Trail, cruise along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, and finally get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park route builder website.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in August, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy, then explore the striking landscape of Wind Cave National Park, and finally stroll through Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wind Cave National Park journey planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, expect Wind Cave National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 2nd (Wed), appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

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You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Custer in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Devils Tower

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 3rd (Thu): go for a walk through Tower Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Devils Tower trip planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Devils Tower takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks · Nature
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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.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

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Drive from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Devils Tower in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Shoshone

Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Black Magic Canyon, then explore the fascinating underground world of Idaho's Mammoth Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Shoshone Indian Ice Caves.

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Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Shoshone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect Shoshone to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Shoshone

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a splash at Olympic Swimming Complex.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lava Hot Springs road trip planning tool.

Drive from Shoshone to Lava Hot Springs in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lava Hot Springs to Salt Lake City takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lava Hot Springs in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Park City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): push the limits with Utah Olympic Park, take in the exciting artwork at Fatali Gallery, then take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Park City.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Park City online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Park City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Park City at 76°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Green River.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Fun & Games

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Green River

Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Swasey's Beach, then take an in-depth tour of John Wesley Powell River History Museum, and then let the river carry you with Holiday River Expeditions - Utah Rafting Day Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Green River, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Park City to Green River in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Park City in September, expect Green River to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Needles.

Things to do in Green River

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

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Needles

Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): walk around Jack Smith Memorial Park.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Needles tour builder app.

You can drive from Green River to Needles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Green River to Needles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Green River in September, you will find days in Needles are a bit warmer (101°F), and nights are much warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Needles

Parks
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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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.