21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  23​h
End: Kalamazoo

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Take a break from the city and head to Badlands National Park and Loop Road. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Geology and Old MacDonald's Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Yellow Mounds Overlook, White River Valley Overlook, & more), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute (in Hill City). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Prairie Homestead, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, take an in-depth tour of America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Alley.

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Kalamazoo to Rapid City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Prairie Homestead, Delta-09 Missile Silo, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 17th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, contemplate the long history of Adams House, examine the collection at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, head outdoors with Devil Bathtub South Dakota, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Deadwood itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Rapid City to Deadwood in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Deadwood when traveling from Rapid City in June, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Black Hill National Cemetery, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
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.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, then appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Hulett Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at West Texas Trail Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Devils Tower trip tool .

You can drive from Deadwood to Devils Tower in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Deadwood to Devils Tower, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Devils Tower can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hulett, West Texas Trail Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
West Texas Trail Museum ©
West Texas Trail Museum

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grinnell Glacier and Fishercap Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Iceberg Lake Trail and McDonald Creek. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Devils Tower to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Devils Tower in June since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lone Star Geyser, and take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

4
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 Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Step out of the city life by going to Oxbow Bend and Teton Raptor Center. Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (Inspiration Point & Cascade Canyon). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, take an in-depth tour of Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and get outside with Bridger Gondola.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

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