20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly to Denver, Shuttle to Cheyenne
2
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Shuttle to Denver, Fly to Jackson Hole
3
Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Yellowstone National Park
Drive
5
Gardiner
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Devils Tower
Drive
8
Deadwood
Drive
9
Custer
Drive
10
Keystone
Drive
11
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Badlands National Park
Drive
13
Interior
Drive
14
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive
15
Columbia
— 1 day
Drive

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Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of American Speed and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens.

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Paducah to Lincoln is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Paducah in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lincoln, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks

Cheyenne

— 1 night
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum and then make a trip to Big Boy Steam Engine.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cheyenne trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lincoln to Cheyenne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lincoln to Cheyenne. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lincoln in May, with highs in Cheyenne at 62°F and lows at 39°F. You'll set off for Jackson Hole on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums

Jackson Hole

— 5 nights
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.
Jackson Hole is known for adventure, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, stroll through Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, view the masterpieces at The Brookover Gallery, and grab your bike and head to Antelope Flats.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cheyenne in May, Jackson Hole is little chillier at night with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planning app.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Gardiner

— 5 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gardiner: West Yellowstone (Earthquake Lake & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun) and Livingston (Sacajawea Park & Yellowstone Guidelines). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner road trip tool.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Cody

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam and then contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody holiday website.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Cody takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in June, with highs in Cody at 75°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Devils Tower travel planner.

Drive from Cody to Devils Tower in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Deadwood day trip app.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Devils Tower to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. June in Deadwood sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll set off for Custer on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Custer visit planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Custer. In June, daytime highs in Custer are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You'll set off for Keystone on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Keystone trip website.

You can drive from Custer to Keystone in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 11th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA. On your second day here, make a trip to Dinosaur Park and then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary maker tool.

Rapid City is just a short distance from Keystone. Traveling from Keystone in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Badlands National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You'll set off for Interior on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Interior

Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Interior trip app.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Interior in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Interior to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Interior to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Columbia

— 1 day
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Columbia trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Columbia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sioux Falls in June since evenings lows in Columbia dip to 65°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.