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:  6​h
10
Carmel
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
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 see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madison 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madison, 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

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

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day
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Stearns History Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Cloud travel route site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madison to Saint Cloud. May in Saint Cloud sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Wildlife 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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Custer House, then contemplate the long history of Former Governors' Mansion, and then get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Saint Cloud to Bismarck with the Route module. 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 Museums

Side Trip

Custer House
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Former Governor's Mansion ©
Former Governor's Mansion

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, see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Billings online attractions 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 moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May in Billings, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Biscuit Basin and Grand Loop Road. Get outdoors at Mud Volcano and Midway Geyser Basin. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park & Jackson Lake). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Billings in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beartooth Hwy, Jackson Lake
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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

1
night
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 reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower vacation planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Devils Tower, with lows of 50°F. 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

2
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), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wade's Gold Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Museum @ Black Hills Institute and then take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak.

Plan trip to Custer with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Custer takes 2 hours. June in Custer sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Custer

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hill City, Harney Peak
Highlights from your plan
Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill
Harney Peak ©
Harney 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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mitchell vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Mitchell due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Custer in June, with highs in Mitchell at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.

Plan trip to Des Moines with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. June in Des Moines sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Des Moines

Trails Outdoors Parks

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nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park and then play a few rounds at Purgatory Golf Club. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Anderson Orchard.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carmel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Des Moines to Carmel. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Purgatory Golf Club, Conner Prairie, Anderson Orchard
Highlights from your plan
Conner Prairie ©
Conner Prairie
Purgatory Golf Club ©
Purgatory Golf Club
Anderson Orchard ©
Anderson Orchard

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