18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Pittsburgh
— Few hours
2
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
3
Rapid City
— 3 nights
4
Devils Tower
— 2 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online trip builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Pittsburgh. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will leave for Badlands National Park on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
Visiting Loop Road and Badlands Wall will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Big Badlands Overlook and Notch Trail will thrill your kids. Step out of Badlands National Park to go to Murdo and see South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park and identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park online road trip planner.

Fly from Pittsburgh to Badlands National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Badlands National Park, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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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.
Family-friendly places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Iron Mountain Road will thrill your kids. Visiting Needles Eye Tunnel and Wildlife Loop Road will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Sylvan Lake (in Custer). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rapid City tour planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Rapid City by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, expect nights in Rapid City to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 28th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, see the interesting displays at Crook County Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Vore Buffalo Jump, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Devils Tower, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in June, plan for little chillier nights in Devils Tower, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vore Buffalo Jump, Crook County Museum, Rogue's Gallery
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery
Crook County Museum ©
Crook County Museum

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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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls, cruise along Lamar Valley, explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, and hike along Natural Bridge Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Devils Tower in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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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.
Attractions like Grand Teton and Inspiration Point make great kid-friendly stops. Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and trek along Cascade Canyon Trail.

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Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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