18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Richardson
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Wichita
— 1 night
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North Platte
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Wind Cave National Park
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Crazy Horse
— 1 day
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Devils Tower
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
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Fort Collins
— 2 nights
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Littleton
— 2 nights
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Dodge City
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Rockwall
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Richardson

— 1 night
Richardson is a principal city in Dallas and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Richardson day trip tool.

Austin to Richardson is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. May in Richardson sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Wichita.

Things to do in Richardson

Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors

Wichita

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Old Cowtown Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Great Plains Nature Center, and then examine the collection at Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wichita vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Richardson to Wichita takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Richardson in May, expect Wichita to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

North Platte

— 1 night
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Museum, steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the North Platte online route planner.

You can drive from Wichita to North Platte in 6 hours. In May, North Platte is a bit cooler than Wichita - with highs of 70°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in North Platte

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and then identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park day trip planner.

Drive from North Platte to Badlands National Park in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, and then Head underground at Wind Cave National Park.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Wind Cave National Park tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in May, with highs in Wind Cave National Park at 59°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Custer

— 2 nights
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 8th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Custer driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Custer takes an hour. May in Custer sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Crazy Horse

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Crazy Horse trip app.

Crazy Horse is very close to Custer. In May in Crazy Horse, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Museums

Deadwood

— 2 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood trip builder.

You can drive from Crazy Horse to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Crazy Horse to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Deadwood sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Deadwood

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.
Plan a Devils Tower trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Devils Tower takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Deadwood to Devils Tower, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. You'll set off for Cheyenne on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Cheyenne

— 1 night
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 12th (Wed), admire the striking features of Historic Governors' Mansion and then pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cheyenne tour planning tool.

Getting from Devils Tower to Cheyenne by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Fort Collins

— 2 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and then look for all kinds of wild species at Coyote Ridge Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, see the interesting displays at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fort Collins road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Fort Collins takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Littleton.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Littleton

— 2 nights
Littleton is the Home Rule Municipality in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties that is the county seat of Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Cabrini Shrine, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Frontier Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Chatfield State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Roxborough State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Breckenridge Brewery.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Littleton travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Littleton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. May in Littleton sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Littleton

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dodge City

— 1 night
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. On the 17th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Dodge City trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Littleton to Dodge City. The time zone difference when traveling from Littleton to Dodge City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Littleton in May, with highs in Dodge City at 76°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums
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Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at The Old Round Barn, and then see the interesting displays at OK County 66 - John's Place.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oklahoma City tour app.

Traveling by car from Dodge City to Oklahoma City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Dodge City in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Oklahoma City, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rockwall.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rockwall

— 2 nights
Rockwall is a city in Rockwall County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas and part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): experience rural life at Blase Family Farm, take a memorable tour with Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of The Harbor Rockwall, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at A Light Touch Spa. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, then learn about winemaking at Landon Winery, and then learn about winemaking at San Martino Winery and Vineyards.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rockwall journey planner.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Rockwall in 3.5 hours. May in Rockwall sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rockwall

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.