16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
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Custer
— 1 night
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Crow Agency
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls road trip planner.

Peru to Sioux Falls is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Peru to Sioux Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

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.
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Getting from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sioux Falls in July: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You'll set off for Custer on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 19th (Sun), cruise along Wildlife Loop Road and then trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Custer road trip app.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in July, with highs in Custer at 80°F and lows at 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

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Crow Agency

Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Crow Agency trip website.

You can drive from Custer to Crow Agency in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Crow Agency reach 8°F and lows reach 8°F. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Gardiner.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Gardiner

— 2 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Crow Agency to Gardiner in 3.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Crow Agency in July; daily highs in Gardiner reach 77°F and lows reach 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Solitary Geyser, Grand Prismatic Spring, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top.

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Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 26th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, and explore the activities along Jackson Lake.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park itinerary app.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Grand Teton National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, with highs in Mesa Verde National Park at 90°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe online visit planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
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.