19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Madison
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Saint Cloud
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Bismarck
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Des Moines
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Carmel
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

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Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Madison Children's Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Madison day trip planner .

New York City to Madison is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Madison. Traveling from New York City in May, Madison is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Madison

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Madison Children's Museum ©
Madison Children's Museum

1
day
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Stearns History Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Madison to Saint Cloud. In May in Saint Cloud, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve
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Quarry Park and Nature Preserve ©
Quarry Park and Nature Preserve
Stearns History Museum ©
Stearns History Museum

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Custer House, steep yourself in history at Former Governors' Mansion, and then take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bismarck sightseeing tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint Cloud to Bismarck. In May, daytime highs in Bismarck are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Custer House
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Custer House ©
Custer House

1
night
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through ZooMontana, then examine the collection at Moss Mansion Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Billings online trip planner .

You can fly from Bismarck to Billings in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Billings is minus 1 hour. May in Billings sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
ZooMontana ©
ZooMontana

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Biscuit Basin and Mud Volcano. Step out of the city life by going to Beartooth Highway and Yellowstone Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton National Park (Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park & Jackson Lake). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

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Getting from Billings to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Billings in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jackson Lake, Beartooth Hwy
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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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.
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Devils Tower. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Custer.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Shopping
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Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

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nights
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 10th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Wade's Gold Mill. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Museum @ Black Hills Institute and then take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Custer trip builder website .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Custer in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Custer

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hill City, Black Elk Peak
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Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace.

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Drive from Custer to Mitchell in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Mitchell is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Custer in June, with highs in Mitchell at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites
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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

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hours
Des Moines

Des Moines
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Clive Greenbelt Trail.

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Traveling by car from Mitchell to Des Moines takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Des Moines

Trails Parks Outdoors

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park and then tee off at Purgatory Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Anderson Orchard.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Des Moines to Carmel. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Carmel is 1 hour. In June in Carmel, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Purgatory Golf Club, Anderson Orchard, Conner Prairie
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Conner Prairie ©
Conner Prairie
Purgatory Golf Club ©
Purgatory Golf Club
Anderson Orchard ©
Anderson Orchard

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