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
Foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
North Platte
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Deadwood
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Hill City
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. St. Joseph Cathedral and Strawbale Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Spomer Classics & Museum and Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe. Venture out of the city with trips to Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center (in Le Mars), Spirit Mound (in Vermillion) and Round Lake Vineyards & Winery (in Round Lake). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Blood Run Nature Area and don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sioux Falls online trip planner .

New York City to Sioux Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Sioux Falls when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Wineries Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Spirit Mound, Strawbale Winery, Round Lake Vineyards & Winery, Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe, Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Spomer Classics & Museum ©
Spomer Classics & Museum

1
night
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 7th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, then contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of De Smet Depot Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read De Smet road trip website .

Drive from Sioux Falls to De Smet in 2 hours. In June in De Smet, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
De Smet Cemetery ©
De Smet Cemetery

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Corn Palace, then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of George and Eleanor McGovern Library.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mitchell route planner.

Traveling by car from De Smet to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Dakota Discovery Museum ©
Dakota Discovery Museum
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Doorly Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market, and finally take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Omaha visit planner .

Getting from Mitchell to Omaha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kearney.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Nightlife

Side Trips

Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral

2
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Village, and then examine the collection at Trails & Rails Museum. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, then get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, and finally do a tasting at Mac's Creek Winery & Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kearney trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Omaha to Kearney by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Kearney, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, Pioneer Village
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

2
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Original Pony Express Station & Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gothenburg Historical Museum, then explore the world behind art at Robert Henri Museum, and finally do a tasting at Feather river winery. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at North Platte Area Children's Museum, examine the collection at Cody Park Railroad Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the North Platte online travel route planner .

Getting from Kearney to North Platte by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kearney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in North Platte, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in North Platte

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Robert Henri Museum, Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planning app .

Drive from North Platte to Badlands National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from North Platte to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. In June in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Sage Creek Wilderness Area ©
Sage Creek Wilderness Area
Pinnacles Overlook ©
Pinnacles Overlook

4
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Get a sense of the local culture at Adams House and Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Rogue's Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Deadwood side-trips: Hulett Museum (in Hulett), Bridal Veil Falls (in Spearfish) and Black Hill National Cemetery (in Sturgis). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, appreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, and shop like a local with Termesphere Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood online tour planner .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Deadwood by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in June: highs in Deadwood hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hill City.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sturgis, Spearfish, Lead, Hulett
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

4
nights
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prairie Berry Winery and Peter Norbeck Visitors Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Venture out of the city with trips to Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap), Angostura Recreation Area (in Hot Springs) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Miner Brewing Company, and take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hill City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Deadwood to Hill City in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Hill City. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hill City

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Custer, Windcross Conservancy, Native American Educational and Cultural Center, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

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