15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Madison
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Sheridan
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Thermopolis
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Madison
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Madison — 1 night

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): have fun and explore at Madison Children's Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with State Street & Downtown Madison.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madison online visit planner.

Detroit to Madison is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Detroit to Madison, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Madison sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Sioux Falls.
Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Sioux Falls — 1 night

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Madison to Sioux Falls in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Badlands National Park — 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Panorama Point Overlook, Badlands Wall, Door Trail, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

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Getting from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sioux Falls in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Badlands National Park, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sheridan.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Sheridan — 1 night

Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. To see more things to do and tourist information, read Sheridan trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Sheridan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sheridan when traveling from Badlands National Park in August, with lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lamar Valley. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Horseback Riding Tours. It doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheridan to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sheridan in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Thermopolis.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Thermopolis — 2 nights

Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for gifts at Storyteller, immerse yourself in nature at Hot Springs State Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Star Plunge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thermopolis planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Thermopolis in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Thermopolis when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Rapid City.
Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Rapid City — 1 night

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Thermopolis to Rapid City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Thermopolis in August, expect nights in Rapid City to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Sioux Falls — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral and then do a tasting at Strawbale Winery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Sioux Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Madison.
Historic Sites · Wineries
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Madison — 1 night

Make your Madison itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Madison takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.