15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Cody
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, contemplate the long history of Adams House, then make a trip to Deadwood Model Train, then identify plant and animal life at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Deadwood trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City to Deadwood is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Deadwood. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Deadwood reach 59°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Adams House
4.6
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Waterfall
Spearfish Falls
4.9

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), stroll through Castle Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Deadwood in October, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Geologic Formation
Panorama Point Overlook
5.0
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Historic Walking Area
Sage Creek Wilderness Area
4.3
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Geologic Formation
Burns Basin Overlook
4.9

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Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Bring the kids along to Black Hills Helicopters and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gutzon Borglum Historical Center and Keystone Historical Museum. Go for a jaunt from Keystone to Custer to see Legion Lake about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, hike along Presidential Trail, look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, and make a trip to Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Keystone, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Helicopter Tour
Black Hills Helicopters
5.0
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Mountain
Black Elk Peak
4.8

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Cody

Cody ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Chief Joseph Hwy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dead Indian Summit Overlook, then get engrossed in the history at Historic Cody Mural and Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Stock Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Whitney Western Art Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally look for gifts at Sierra Trading Post.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cody trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Keystone to Cody in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daytime highs in Cody are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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7
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mud Volcano, ponder the design of Fountain Paint Pot, indulge in some personalized pampering at Boiling River, and take a pleasant ride with Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions site.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in October, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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