16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Champaign
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Champaign
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Waterloo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
De Smet
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Jamestown
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Mobridge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Cedar City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Shiprock
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
13
Commerce
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
14
Mountain Home
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Tuscola

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Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get lost in a book at Champaign Public Library, then walk around Hessel Park, then admire the masterpieces at Krannert Art Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Champaign County History Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Champaign road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Champaign. In September in Champaign, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Waterloo.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hessel Park ©
Hessel Park
Champaign Public Library ©
Champaign Public Library
Krannert Art Museum ©
Krannert Art Museum

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Waterloo

Waterloo ©
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Phelps Youth Pavilion, and then make a splash at Lost Island Water Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Waterloo itinerary builder site .

Getting from Champaign to Waterloo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Waterloo are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Waterloo

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lost Island Water Park ©
Lost Island Water Park
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum ©
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum
Phelps Youth Pavilion ©
Phelps Youth Pavilion

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Corn Palace, then make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and finally learn about all things military at George and Eleanor McGovern Library.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mitchell day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Waterloo to Mitchell takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Mitchell can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to De Smet.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

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De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at De Smet Depot Museum, contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and then stroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our De Smet tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Mitchell to De Smet in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
De Smet Cemetery ©
De Smet Cemetery

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jamestown trip itinerary app .

You can drive from De Smet to Jamestown in 4 hours. Traveling from De Smet in September, expect Jamestown to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mobridge.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

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Mobridge

Mobridge ©
Mobridge is a city in Walworth County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Klein Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bulls Grave.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mobridge trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Jamestown to Mobridge in 3 hours. September in Mobridge sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Mobridge

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sitting Bulls Grave ©
Sitting Bulls Grave

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City route builder website .

Getting from Mobridge to Rapid City by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

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Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowtail Reservoir and then get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hardin trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Hardin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Hardin

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Big Horn County Historical Museum ©
Big Horn County Historical 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then explore and take pictures at Artist Point. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park journey planning site .

Getting from Hardin to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hardin in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire the natural beauty at Temple Square.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Salt Lake City to be warmer, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cedar City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games

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Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center and then explore the stunning scenery at Dixie National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Cedar City Utah Temple, then walk around Veterans Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cedar City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Cedar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, Cedar City is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Shiprock.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum ©

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Shiprock

Shiprock ©
Shiprock is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, on the Navajo reservation. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Shiprock Rock Formation.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shiprock travel planner .

Getting from Cedar City to Shiprock by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Commerce.

Things to do in Shiprock

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shiprock Rock Formation ©
Shiprock Rock Formation

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Commerce

Commerce ©
Commerce is a Texas city located in Hunt County, Texas, United States, situated on the eastern edge of North Texas, in the heart of the Texas Blackland Prairies, and the northeastern part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. On the 3rd (Thu), have fun and explore at Northeast Texas Children's Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Commerce trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shiprock to Commerce. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shiprock to Commerce. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Shiprock in October: high temperatures in Commerce hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mountain Home.

Things to do in Commerce

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Northeast Texas Children's Museum ©
Northeast Texas Children's Museum

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Mountain Home

Mountain Home ©
Mountain Home is a small city in and the county seat of Baxter County, Arkansas, United States, in the southern Ozark Mountains near the northern state border with Missouri. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock and then see human ingenuity at work at Bull Shoals Dam.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mountain Home trip planner.

Getting from Commerce to Mountain Home by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, Mountain Home is a bit cooler than Commerce - with highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mountain Home

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bull Shoals
Highlights from your plan
Bull Shoals Dam ©
Bull Shoals Dam
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock ©
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock

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