15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Ankeny
— 1 night
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Drive to Des Moines International Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Devils Tower
— 2 nights
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Crazy Horse
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Ankeny

— 1 night
Ankeny is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Adventureland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Reiman Gardens and then take in the views from High Trestle Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ankeny trip planner.

Sioux City to Ankeny is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Ankeny

Theme Parks · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Gardiner and see Horseback Riding Tours, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ankeny to Yellowstone National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankeny to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ankeny, expect a bit cooler 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 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Devils Tower

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Tower Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and then look for gifts at Devils Tower Trading Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum, explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at West Texas Trail Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Devils Tower at 76°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Crazy Horse

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and then take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Crazy Horse road trip site.

Drive from Devils Tower to Crazy Horse in 2.5 hours. June in Crazy Horse sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 26th (Sat), meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City trip tool.

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Rapid City takes an hour. Traveling from Crazy Horse in June, Rapid City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Rapid City to Badlands National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.