21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madison
— 1 night
2
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
3
Rapid City
— 1 night
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
7
Cheyenne
— 1 night

1
night
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 28th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo, thenponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, thenadmire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madison trip maker app.

Milford to Madison is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Matt Kenseth Racing Museum
Highlights from your plan
Henry Vilas Zoo ©
Henry Vilas Zoo
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, thentake a memorable drive along Loop Road, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip planning website.

You can fly from Madison to Badlands National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Black Hills Helicopters, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, thenexplore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, stop by Alex Johnson Mercantile, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Keystone, Sylvan Lake
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Mount Washburn and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, thentake in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Rapid City in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (°F), and nights are cooler (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

7
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip tool.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 16th (Fri), have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, thenmake a trip to Cheyenne Big Boots, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Terry Bison Ranch.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cheyenne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Cheyenne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Cheyenne hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Terry Bison Ranch ©
Terry Bison Ranch

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