22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Billings
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 30th (Fri), browse the different shops at Wall Drug.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wall trip itinerary app .

New York City to Wall is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Wall, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Step out of Custer to go to Keystone and see Big Thunder Gold Mine, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Custer online tour planner .

You can drive from Wall to Custer in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wall in August; daily highs in Custer reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine, then don't miss a visit to Mt Roosevelt Monument, and finally admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Deadwood trip planner .

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Deadwood are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Spearfish Falls
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Hulett Museum, pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles, then appreciate the history behind Devils Tower National Monument, and finally go for a walk through Tower Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Devils Tower trip builder tool .

Drive from Deadwood to Devils Tower in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hulett Museum
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

2
nights
Billings

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get outside with Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC, see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and finally stop by Scheels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in nature's colorful creations at DanWalt Gardens, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Billings trip itinerary site .

Drive from Devils Tower to Billings in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Billings sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC ©
Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

5
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Getting from Billings to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Billings in September; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton National Park (Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park & Grand Teton). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Tower Fall, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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