16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Sioux Falls
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Mitchell
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Wall
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Badlands National Park
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Custer
— 1 night
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Crazy Horse
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Wind Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
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Spearfish
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Deadwood
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Lead
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Sturgis
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Medora
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Minneapolis
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Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. You can plan Sioux Falls trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Indianapolis to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Sioux Falls. You will leave for Mitchell on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Mitchell

— 1 day
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Dakota Discovery Museum, then learn about all things military at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and finally make a trip to Corn Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mitchell driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Mitchell sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Historic Sites

Wall

— 1 night
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wall trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Wall takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Wall. Traveling from Mitchell in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wall, with lows of 54°F. You'll set off for Badlands National Park on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Badlands National Park

— 1 day
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 27th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Badlands National Park is just a stone's throw from Wall. 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 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer route planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in June, with highs in Custer at 73°F and lows at 48°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Crazy Horse

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Crazy Horse trip maker site.

Crazy Horse is very close to Custer. June in Crazy Horse sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Nature · Parks · Museums

Wind Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Step out of Wind Cave National Park with an excursion to Pine Ridge Reservation in Manderson--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elk Mountain Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy, and hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wind Cave National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Wind Cave National Park takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Wind Cave National Park to Grand Teton National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Wind Cave National Park in June since evenings lows in Grand Teton National Park dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in West Yellowstone when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, with lows around 39°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Observation Point Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planning site.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. July in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cody

— 1 night

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 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cody trip planning website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, Cody is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites

Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Devils Tower trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cody to Devils Tower takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Devils Tower are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. You'll set off for Spearfish on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Spearfish road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Spearfish takes an hour. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Spearfish, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Deadwood.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Adams House, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood online trip itinerary builder.

Deadwood is just a stone's throw from Spearfish. July in Deadwood sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lead.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites

Lead

— 1 night
Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lead travel planner.

Lead is very close to Deadwood. July in Lead sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will leave for Sturgis on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Lead

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Sturgis

— 1 day
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wonderland Caves, and then admire the majestic nature at Bear Butte State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sturgis trip app.

Sturgis is just a stone's throw from Lead. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Sturgis

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Medora trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sturgis to Medora takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sturgis to Medora. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Minneapolis.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Medora to Minneapolis by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medora in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Minneapolis, with lows around 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.