15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
— 1 night


Porter — 1 night

On the 9th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Century of Progress Architectural District.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porter attractions site.

Washington DC to Porter is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Porter is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Badlands National Park.

Badlands National Park — 3 nights

Badlands National Park is known for scenic drive, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, hike along Door Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Badlands National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Porter to Badlands National Park in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porter to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Porter in June, plan for little chillier nights in Badlands National Park, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Inspiration Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

West Yellowstone — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fargo.
Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Fargo — 1 night

On the 20th (Tue), gain insight at North Dakota State University, see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, stroll through Red River Zoo, then sample the tasty concoctions at Junkyard Brewing Company, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Edgewood Golf, take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Plains Art Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fargo trip maker website.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Fargo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from West Yellowstone, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fargo, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

North Dakota travel guide

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.