16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Riverside
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Colfax
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Custer
— 1 night
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Wind Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Colfax
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Riverside

Riverside is a city in rural Washington County, Iowa, United States, along the English River on Iowa Highway 22. Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Riverside online vacation planner.

Rochester Hills to Riverside is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rochester Hills to Riverside due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Colfax.
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Colfax

— 1 night
Colfax is a city within Jasper County, Iowa, United States. To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colfax day trip website.

Traveling by car from Riverside to Colfax takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Colfax can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Colfax

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cosmos Mystery Area as well as Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colfax to Rapid City. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Fun & Games

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Devil's Tower National Monument Visitor Center, Devils Tower National Monument and Tower Trail. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Devil's Tower National Monument Visitor Center, explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and then make a trip to Tower Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower trip planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Devils Tower can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as West Thumb Geyser Basin and Artists Paintpots. Step out of the city life by going to Midway Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and explore the activities along Firehole River.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Devils Tower in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Custer travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Custer hover around 77°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Wind Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jewel Cave National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): Head underground at Jewel Cave National Monument, trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Holy Terror Mini Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Getting from Custer to Wind Cave National Park by car takes about an hour. August in Wind Cave National Park sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colfax.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Colfax

— 1 night
To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colfax online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Wind Cave National Park to Colfax with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Wind Cave National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Colfax. You'll set off for Chicago on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Colfax

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Colfax to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.