22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Medora
— 4 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 5 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 4 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Little Missouri National Grassland will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Unit and Bully Pulpit Golf Course. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Petrified Forest Loop, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Medora attractions website.

Philadelphia to Medora is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, things will get little chillier in Medora: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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South Unit
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Scenic Drive
Petrified Forest Loop
4.6

5
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Step out of the city life by going to Trail Ridge Road and Sky Pond. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sprague Lake and Lily Lake Trailhead. The adventure continues: trek along Tundra Communities Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, and appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Medora to Rocky Mountain National Park by combination of flight, bus, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Medora in August; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Sprague Lake
4.8

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Get outdoors at Mesa Verde National Park and Petroglyph Point Hike. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Soda Canyon Overlook Trail and Long House. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, trek along Prater Ridge Trail, and stroll through Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Geologic Formation
Square Tower House
4.7

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Notch Trail and Roberts Prairie Dog Town. Step out of the city life by going to Loop Road and Door Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Trail, and hike along Saddle Pass Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park travel planner.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Badlands National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Must see
Notch Trail
4.9

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Explore hidden gems such as Cacapon Resort State Park and Cascade Falls. Get outdoors at Hawksbill Mountain and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Harpers Ferry side-trips: Fort Frederick State Park (in Big Pool), Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Hedgesville) and Luray (Luray Hawksbill Greenway & Cooter's in Luray). And it doesn't end there: trek along Armory Canal Trail, admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls, steep yourself in history at Historic Fort Loudoun Site, and stroll through Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Harpers Ferry route site.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Harpers Ferry takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Harpers Ferry, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Badlands National Park in September since evenings lows in Harpers Ferry dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Must see
Cascade Falls
4.9

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