21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Omaha
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
1
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 30 min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h
4
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
7
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Omaha

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Badlands National Park and Loop Road. Attractions like Badlands Ranch Store and Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: hike along Saddle Pass Trail, get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, and explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook.

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Omaha to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in June, Badlands National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 26th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building and then explore the activities along Keelboat Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bismarck day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Bismarck takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Bismarck sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bismarck

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Keelboat Park ©
Keelboat Park
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Explore hidden gems such as Grinnell Glacier and McDonald Creek. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cracker Lake Hike, and admire the sheer force of Baring Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bismarck to Glacier National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Bismarck in June, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild Things of Wyoming and Bridger Gondola. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, don't miss a visit to Town Square, grab your bike and head to Cache Creek/Game Creek Loop, and head outdoors with Solitude Excursions.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Glacier National Park to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Jackson Hole: highs are around 79°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Wild Things of Wyoming ©
Wild Things of Wyoming
Town Square ©
Town Square

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Step off the beaten path and head to Storybook Island and Cosmos Mystery Area. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Geology and Bear Country USA. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Lake Park, experience rural life at Old MacDonald's Farm, and try for a hole-in-one at Putz n Glo Black Light Mini Golf.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Rapid City to be warmer, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology

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