19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Billings, Fly to Glendive, Taxi to Medora
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Medora
— 1 night
Drive
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Custer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

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Washington DC to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Chicago reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

1
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Wisconsin Dells

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by Kernel Popcorn's Factory, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park, then surround yourself with nature on Original Wisconsin Ducks, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells attractions planning app.

You can drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Wisconsin Dells, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

1
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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 22nd (Tue), walk around Lebanon Hills Regional Park, then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, and then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis planning app.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and gear up at Glacier Outfitters.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Glacier National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Minneapolis to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Minneapolis in June since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

2
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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.
On the 26th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, and then relax and float downstream with Barker-Ewing Whitewater.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Jackson Hole takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jackson Hole, with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

5
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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, hike along Inspiration Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

1
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Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Medora online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Medora in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Medora reach 85°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Custer

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 4th (Sun): get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Insideout, then cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and then explore and take pictures at Needles Highway.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Custer day trip website.

Drive from Medora to Custer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Medora in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Custer: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

1
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Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at High Trestle Trail, stroll through Brown's Woods, and then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Des Moines road trip planner.

You can fly from Custer to Des Moines in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Des Moines. Traveling from Custer in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Des Moines: highs are around 86°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."