20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  27​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old West Trading Post, appreciate the history behind Dignity, then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum, and finally get outside with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chamberlain trip planner .

Detroit to Chamberlain is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chamberlain is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Old West Trading Post
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Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
South Dakota Hall of Fame ©
South Dakota Hall of Fame
Dignity ©
Dignity

2
nights
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 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Saddle Pass Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Chamberlain to Badlands National Park takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chamberlain to Badlands National Park. June in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 28th (Sun): experience rural life at Old MacDonald's Farm, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally get your game on at Black Hills Maze. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Geology, see the interesting displays at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, then contemplate the long history of Black Hills Caverns, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills, and finally learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in June: highs in Rapid City hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town.

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Getting from Rapid City to Deadwood by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Deadwood when traveling from Rapid City in June, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Adams House ©
Adams House

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Devils Tower National Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles, then explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Hulett Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Devils Tower takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Devils Tower due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hulett
Highlights from your plan
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxbow Overlook and then explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland, then contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Medora trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Medora in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Chateau de Mores ©
Chateau de Mores
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©

1
night
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 5th (Sun), trek along Basin Creek Lakes Trail, then look for gifts at Babcock & Miles, and then fly down the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Red Lodge visit planner .

You can drive from Medora to Red Lodge in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July in Red Lodge, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Babcock & Miles ©
Babcock & Miles

2
nights
Cody

Cody ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Homesteader Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Cody Mural and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Whitney Western Art Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of The Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

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Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Cody takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cody are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Homesteader Museum
Highlights from your plan
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), trek along North Rim Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then hike along Artist Point, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner .

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in July, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Trail ©
North Rim Trail
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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nights
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.
Visiting 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Cascade Canyon will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Hermitage Point and Snake River. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jackson Lake Overlook, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon
Jackson Lake Overlook ©
Jackson Lake Overlook
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout

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