17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  9​h
1
Freeport
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Ennis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Wisdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Charleston

4
nights
Freeport

Freeport ©
Freeport is the county seat and largest city of Stephenson County, Illinois. Change things up with these side-trips from Freeport: Historic Auto Museum (in Roscoe), White Pines Forest State Park (in Mount Morris) and Conover Square (in Oregon). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Matthiessen State Park, stroll through Krape City Park, sample the tasty concoctions at New Glarus Brewing Company, and do a tasting at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Freeport trip itinerary planner .

Charleston to Freeport is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Charleston in July, things will get little chillier in Freeport: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Freeport

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Utica, Swiss Colony, Historic Auto Museum, New Glarus Brewing Company, White Pines Forest State Park
Highlights from your plan
Matthiessen State Park ©
Matthiessen State Park
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company
Historic Auto Museum ©
Historic Auto Museum

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 16th (Tue), see where the action happens at Corn Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mitchell tour planner .

Drive from Freeport to Mitchell in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Freeport, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mitchell, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 63°F. You'll set off for Keystone on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 17th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road.

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Traveling by car from Mitchell to Keystone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mitchell in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Ennis.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Custer
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

2
nights
Ennis

Ennis is a town in Madison County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 19th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ennis tour app .

You can drive from Keystone to Ennis in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Ennis sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Ennis

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Willies Distillery ©
Willies Distillery

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then hike along Artist Point, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Ennis to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ennis in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wisdom.

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
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

4
nights
Wisdom

Wisdom ©
Wisdom is a small town in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Wisdom: Polaris (Crystal Park & Elkhorn Hot Springs) and Sula (Bitterroot Valley & Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail). It doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Big Hole National Battlefield and take a peaceful walk through Anaconda Pintler Wilderness.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wisdom road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Wisdom. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Wisdom to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 51°F. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Wisdom

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sula, Polaris, Anaconda Pintler Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Elkhorn Hot Springs ©
Elkhorn Hot Springs
Big Hole National Battlefield ©
Big Hole National Battlefield

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