20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner
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Custer
— 1 night
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Spearfish
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 21st (Mon), find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and then look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Custer planning tool.

Detroit to Custer is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Custer due to the time zone difference. In June, Custer is little chillier than Detroit - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Spearfish.
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Spearfish — 2 nights

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. On the 23rd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Spearfish trip itinerary website.

Drive from Custer to Spearfish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Custer to Spearfish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Spearfish sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jenny Lake Trail and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get some cultural insight at Mormon Row Historic District and St. John's Episcopal Church. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Jackson Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and cruise along Teton Park Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Spearfish to Grand Teton National Park. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Spearfish in June since evenings lows in Grand Teton National Park dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Upper Geyser Basin and Sulphur Caldron. Step out of the city life by going to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Lone Star Geyser. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, explore the activities along Chinese Spring ( Chinaman Spring), stroll through Storm Point Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route builder site.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Keystone.
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Keystone — 3 nights

Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Get in touch with nature at Keystone Ski Area and Booth Falls Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Main Street and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Boreas Pass Road (in Breckenridge) and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (in Vail). There's more to do: explore the activities along Dillon Reservoir.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Keystone hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 3 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Visit St. Charles Historic District and St. Francis de Sales Church for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and Gateway Arch National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Transportation, explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kirkwood Farmers’ Market.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect Saint Louis to be warmer, temps between 89°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Ann Arbor.
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Ann Arbor — 2 nights

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, buy something for everyone on your list at The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and finally visit Main Street. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, then wander the streets of Kerrytown, then don't miss a visit to Nickels Arcade, and finally gain insight at Law Quadrangle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ann Arbor online attractions planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Ann Arbor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Ann Arbor is 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, things will get a bit cooler in Ann Arbor: highs are around 82°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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