17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Medora
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Omaha
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Overland Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills National Forest, then explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Custer trip planner .

Salt Lake City to Custer is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Custer is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Medora.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Keystone, Hill City, Hot Springs, Bicycle Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, then trek along Oxbow Overlook, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Medora trip tool .

Traveling by car from Custer to Medora takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook

1
day
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Chalco Hills Recreation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Medora to Omaha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Medora in June: high temperatures in Omaha hover around 85°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Overland Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

1
night
Overland Park

Overland Park ©
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. On the 6th (Sat), get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Kansas City, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Overland Park driving holiday site .

You can drive from Omaha to Overland Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Overland Park

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Room Escape Games
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art ©

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, walk around Martin Park Nature Center, wander the streets of Bricktown, then see the interesting displays at American Banjo Museum, and finally get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Oklahoma City. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, and finally appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip maker tool .

You can drive from Overland Park to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
Highlights from your plan
Science Museum Oklahoma ©
Science Museum Oklahoma
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology
Martin Park Nature Center ©
Martin Park Nature Center

3
nights
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Bonnell and Old Blanco County Courthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Jacob's Well Natural Area and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Venture out of the city with trips to Pedernales Falls State Park (in Johnson City), Colorado Bend State Park (in Bend) and Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet). There's lots more to do: trek along Barton Creek Greenbelt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara, stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and explore the engaging exhibits at Thinkery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Austin itinerary planner .

Fly from Oklahoma City to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jacob's Well Natural Area, Inks Lake State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, Colorado Bend State Park, Old Blanco County Courthouse
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Get outdoors at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Natural Bridge Caverns. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mary's Catholic Church and Escape the Room. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site & Pontotoc Vineyard) and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden (in Kerrville). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planning app .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in San Antonio are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
You've now added Navajo/Queens Garden Loop to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Navajo Loop Trail and Peek-A-Boo Loop. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunset Point and Queen's Garden Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Under-the-Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Bryce Amphitheatre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Bryce Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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