16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  8​h
1
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
3
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Sturgis
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cleveland custom trip planner.

New York City to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Cleveland reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. You've now added Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to your itinerary. On the 31st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Muskallonge Lake State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, and then see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Cleveland to Grand Marais with the Route module. In July, Grand Marais is little chillier than Cleveland - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Muskallonge Lake State Park, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Muskallonge Lake State Park ©
Muskallonge Lake State Park

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Hills National Forest as well as Presidential Trail. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Presidential Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Custer travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Marais to Custer. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Marais in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Custer, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old West Dinner Cookout, Yellowstone Lake and Mammoth Hot Springs. Escape the urban bustle at Artist Point and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Custer in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 71°F and lows reach 38°F. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toSturgis.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

2
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and then engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sturgis itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Sturgis takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Sturgis is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Sturgis hover around 81°F and lows are around 56°F. You will leave for Chicago on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, and then admire the landmark architecture of Holy Name Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sturgis to Chicago. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sturgis in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 67°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Holy Name Cathedral ©
Holy Name Cathedral

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