18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Holland
Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Gillette
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Laramie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
End: Holland

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Mitchell

Mitchell
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mitchell road trip website .

Holland to Mitchell is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Holland to Mitchell, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Mitchell sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will leave for Rapid City on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, then look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Loop Road, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, and then make a trip to Dinosaur Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Rapid City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mitchell to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mitchell in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gillette.

Things to do in Rapid City

Scenic Drive Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Loop Road
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island

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Gillette

Gillette ©
Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Rockpile Museum and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eagle Butte Coal Mine. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Durham Ranch and then see the interesting displays at Crook County Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gillette tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Gillette takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rapid City in June, Gillette is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. You'll set off for Cody on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Gillette

Museums

Side Trip

Crook County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rockpile Museum ©
Rockpile Museum
Eagle Butte Coal Mine ©
Eagle Butte Coal Mine

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

Make your Cody itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Gillette to Cody takes 4.5 hours. In June in Cody, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

Find out how to plan Yellowstone National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cody in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton, and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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Laramie

Laramie ©
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Laramie side-trips: Centennial (Snowy Range Scenic Byway & Snowy Range Ski Area). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest, deepen your understanding at University of Wyoming, take in the awesome beauty at Vedauwoo, and appreciate the history behind Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Laramie day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Laramie with the Route module. June in Laramie sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Laramie

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Centennial
Highlights from your plan
Vedauwoo ©
Vedauwoo
Snowy Range Ski Area ©
Snowy Range Ski Area
University of Wyoming ©
University of Wyoming

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nights
Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Wyoming State Capitol, then explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne online journey planner .

You can drive from Laramie to Cheyenne in an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Laramie in June since evenings lows in Cheyenne dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Brownfield's, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Cheyenne to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Cheyenne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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nights
Valentine

Valentine
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. On the 4th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park, identify plant and animal life at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, and then snap pictures at Bryan Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Cowboy Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Niobrara National Scenic River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Valentine trip site .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Valentine by car takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Valentine. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Smith Falls State Park
Smith Falls State Park
Bryan Bridge ©
Bryan Bridge

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