18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  30​h
3
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  21​h
6
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Get outdoors at Biscuit Basin and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step off the beaten path and head to Midway Geyser Basin and Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip site .

Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 7th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then explore the galleries of Wades Gold Mill, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then look for gifts at Things That Rock, and then view the masterpieces at Jon Crane Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Custer online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Custer

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hill City, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill

2
nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Driessen Beach Park, and then look for gifts at Coligny Plaza Shopping Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): tour the water at your own pace with Commander Zodiac and then sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head vacation maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Hilton Head in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Custer in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Hilton Head: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park
Commander Zodiac ©
Commander Zodiac
Driessen Beach Park ©
Driessen Beach Park

3
nights
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Get in touch with nature at Menemsha Hills and Lighthouse Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edgartown Lighthouse and Cottage Museum. Go for a jaunt from Edgartown to Aquinnah to see Aquinnah Lighthouse about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), kick back and relax at Bend in the Road Beach, look for gifts at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, and stroll through Joseph Sylvia State Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edgartown holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Hilton Head to Edgartown takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hilton Head in August, things will get little chillier in Edgartown: highs are around 79°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Menemsha Hills, Aquinnah Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Edgartown Lighthouse ©
Edgartown Lighthouse
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 15th (Wed), head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, do a tasting at Bar Harbor Cellars Winery, and then stroll through Agamont Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Edgartown to Bar Harbor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

2
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Left Foot Charley Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Lake Michigan Beach Park and First Street Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Frankfort Beach (in Frankfort) and St. Ambrose Cellars (in Beulah). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Dennos Museum Center and experience rural life at Light of Day Organics.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Traverse City travel website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Bar Harbor to Traverse City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Empire, First Street Beach, St. Ambrose Cellars, Frankfort Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center
Left Foot Charley Winery ©
Left Foot Charley Winery

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