16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Badlands National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loop Road.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from West Yellowstone to Badlands National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, you will find days in Badlands National Park are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are warmer (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

3
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 Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills National Forest, Big Thunder Gold Mine, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park and explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Custer trip planner .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Custer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, expect Custer to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Old West Dinner Cookout, Grand Prismatic Spring, Boiling River, and other attractions. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Custer in June, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Boiling River ©
Boiling River

1
night
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseback Riding Tours as well as Eagle's Store. On the 1st (Sun), stop by Eagle's Store and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store

4
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jackson Hole Rodeo, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, Lewis & Clark River Expeditions, and other attractions.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole travel planning app .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

42-mile Scenic Loop Drive
Highlights from your plan
Lewis & Clark River Expeditions ©
Lewis & Clark River Expeditions
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris ©
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Battlefield Colorado, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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