18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Cody
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park sightseeing planner.

Cincinnati to Badlands National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Badlands National Park. When traveling from Cincinnati in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Must see
Loop Road
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Badlands Wall
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Yellow Mounds Overlook
4.9

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

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 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then delve into the mystery of Cosmos Mystery Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

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Drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Rapid City, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Bear Country USA
4.4
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Geologic Formation
Needles Eye Tunnel
4.9

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BrushBuck Wildlife Tours, Buffalo Roam Tours - Day Tours and Jenny Lake. On the 9th (Thu), explore the activities along Jenny Lake, see BrushBuck Wildlife Tours, then shop like a local with Thal Glass Studio, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Targhee Ski Resort, and finally sample the fine beverages at Grand Teton Distillery. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Buffalo Roam Tours - Day Tours, then tee off at Headwaters Golf Club, then learn about winemaking at Jackson Hole Winery, and finally tee off at Teton Pines Country Club.

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Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Jackson Hole takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rapid City in July, with highs in Jackson Hole at 79°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Multi-day Tour
BrushBuck Wildlife Tours
5.0

4
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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
You've now added Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and Jenny Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and appreciate the views at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park route tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Grand Teton
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Cascade Canyon Trail
4.9
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National Park
Amphitheater Lake
4.8

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Popular historic sites such as Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and stroll through Inspiration Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Old Faithful
4.5

3
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Cody

Cody ©

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Chief Joseph Hwy, then cruise along Beartooth Hwy, then get great views at Dead Indian Summit Overlook, and finally look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, and then hit the bull's-eye at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cody attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Cody at 83°F and lows at 58°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Old Trail Town
4.4

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