15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 1 day
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Philipsburg
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights

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Badlands National Park

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 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park online journey planner.

Dayton to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Dayton in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Badlands National Park, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Custer (Sylvan Lake & Wildlife Loop Road). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, trot along with The Stables at Palmer Gulch, look for all kinds of wild species at Black Hills Helicopters, and take a memorable drive along Needles Highway.

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Drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in June; daily highs in Keystone reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, The Stables at Palmer Gulch, Needles Highway
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Stables at Palmer Gulch ©
The Stables at Palmer Gulch
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 18th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rapid City attractions planner.

Rapid City is just a short distance from Keystone. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in June since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Suzie Cappa Art Center ©
Suzie Cappa Art Center

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Rapid City in June, plan for little chillier nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): walk around Winninghoff Park, then get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Ohrmann Museum & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, then look for gifts at The Sweet Palace, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Philipsburg tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Philipsburg. In June, daily temperatures in Philipsburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ohrmann Museum & Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine ©
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
Granite County Museum ©
Granite County Museum

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, stroll through Observation Point Trail, and trek along Trout Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Philipsburg to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Philipsburg - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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