15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Kadoka
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Badlands National Park
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Custer
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Deadwood
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Sturgis
— 1 night
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Aladdin
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Devils Tower
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Cody
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Rawlins
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Laramie
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Jelm
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Buford
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
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North Platte
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Kearney

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Kadoka

Kadoka is a city in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Badlands Petrified Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kadoka tour planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kadoka. In August in Kadoka, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Kadoka

Museums
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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.
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Getting from Kadoka to Badlands National Park by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City attractions planning site.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Rapid City by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Custer.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Custer takes an hour. Traveling from Rapid City in August, things will get little chillier in Custer: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Deadwood planner.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You will leave for Sturgis on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Sturgis

— 1 night
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sturgis journey planner.

Sturgis is just a stone's throw from Deadwood. In August, daytime highs in Sturgis are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Aladdin.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours

Aladdin

On the 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Aladdin General Store.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aladdin day trip planner.

Getting from Sturgis to Aladdin by car takes about an hour. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Aladdin, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Devils Tower.
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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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Devils Tower road trip planner.

You can drive from Aladdin to Devils Tower in an hour. In August in Devils Tower, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
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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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cody tour itinerary builder.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park route planner.

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Jenny Lake Trail, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and finally cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rawlins.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Rawlins

Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rawlins online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Rawlins. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rawlins, with lows around 49°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Laramie.

Things to do in Rawlins

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Laramie

Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Laramie trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rawlins to Laramie in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Laramie can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. You'll set off for Jelm on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Laramie

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Jelm

Woods Landing-Jelm is a census-designated place (CDP) in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jelm trip planner.

You can drive from Laramie to Jelm in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Jelm are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll set off for Buford on the 22nd (Mon).

Buford

On the 22nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Ames Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buford online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jelm to Buford takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Buford can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cheyenne.
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Cheyenne

— 1 night
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne road trip planning app.

Cheyenne is just a short distance from Buford. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cheyenne when traveling from Buford in August, with lows around 54°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to North Platte.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

North Platte

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and then walk around Cody Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read North Platte trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cheyenne to North Platte in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in North Platte, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kearney.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Kearney

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kearney trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from North Platte to Kearney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife

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.