22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Alamogordo
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
3
Wind Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
7
Voyageurs National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
8
Isle Royale National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
9
Hudson
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Dexter
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
12
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
End: Alamogordo

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night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve day trip planning tool.

Alamogordo to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 6.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Alamogordo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with highs around 60°F, while nights are colder with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the activities along Bear Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Rocky Mountain National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

2
nights
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, then explore and take pictures at Needles Highway, and then hike along Elk Mountain Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, then trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wind Cave National Park road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rocky Mountain National Park to Wind Cave National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in May, with highs in Wind Cave National Park at 59°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

South Dakota, Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Badlands National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Wind Cave National Park in May, you will find days in Badlands National Park are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook

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night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then stroll through Presidential Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, Keystone is a bit cooler than Badlands National Park - with highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Medora.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): hike along Oxbow Overlook and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland, steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and then explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Medora sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Keystone to Medora in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Keystone, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Medora, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Voyageurs National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook

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night
Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park ©
Minnesota calls itself "The Land of 10,000 Lakes," and a good number of these lie inside of Voyageurs National Park.
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Locator Lake Trail, explore the activities along Rainy Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ellsworth Rock Gardens. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kabetogama Peninsula and then explore the activities along Crane Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Voyageurs National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Medora to Voyageurs National Park. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Voyageurs National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Voyageurs National Park can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Isle Royale National Park.

Things to do in Voyageurs National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rainy Lake ©
Rainy Lake
Ellsworth Rock Gardens ©
Ellsworth Rock Gardens

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night
Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park ©
Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Rock Island Lighthouse, wander the streets of Rock Harbor, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Scoville Point. Keep things going the next day: trek along Greenstone Ridge Trail and then learn more about the world around you at Pete Edisen Fishery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Isle Royale National Park road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Voyageurs National Park to Isle Royale National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Voyageurs National Park to Isle Royale National Park. In May in Isle Royale National Park, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hudson.

Things to do in Isle Royale National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Scoville Point ©
Scoville Point
Greenstone Ridge Trail ©
Greenstone Ridge Trail
Pete Edisen Fishery ©
Pete Edisen Fishery

3
nights
Hudson

Hudson ©
Hudson is a city in St. Get out of town with these interesting Hudson side-trips: Crystal Cave (in Spring Valley), Treasure Island Resort & Casino (in Welch) and Red Wing (Barn Bluff & Red Wing Shoes). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Lakefront Park, look for gifts at Knoke's Chocolates and Nuts, take in the views from Stillwater Lift Bridge, and stroll around Birkmose Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hudson trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle Royale National Park to Hudson. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Isle Royale National Park to Hudson. Traveling from Isle Royale National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 45°F in Hudson. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dexter.

Things to do in Hudson

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Red Wing, Stillwater Lift Bridge, Crystal Cave, Cascade Falls, Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Highlights from your plan
Willow River State Park ©
Willow River State Park
Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
Lakefront Park ©
Lakefront Park

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nights
Dexter

Dexter ©
Dexter is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. On the 16th (Sat), stroll around McHattie Park, then relax in the rural setting at Erwin's Orchard, and then play a few rounds at Moose Ridge Golf Course. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Dexter Cider Mill, then walk around Dexter-Huron Metropark, then get lost in a book at Salem-South Lyon District Library, and finally play a few rounds at Cattails Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dexter trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hudson to Dexter. The time zone difference when traveling from Hudson to Dexter is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Dexter

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

South Lyon
Highlights from your plan
Moose Ridge Golf Course ©
Moose Ridge Golf Course
Erwin's Orchard ©
Erwin's Orchard
Cattails Golf Club ©
Cattails Golf Club

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nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers, contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House, then immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barrel House Distillery and then try to win big at Keeneland.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lexington attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dexter to Lexington. Traveling from Dexter in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Lexington. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Bluegrass Distillers ©
Bluegrass Distillers

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 20th (Wed), witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Lexington to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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