23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
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Badlands National Park
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Custer
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
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Buffalo
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
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Idaho Falls
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Big Sky
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Medora
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Fargo
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Voyageurs National Park
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Rochester
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Sioux Falls — 1 night

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls road trip planner.

Chicago to Sioux Falls is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sioux Falls, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 2 nights

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.
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sioux Falls in July: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You'll set off for Custer on the 9th (Sun).
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Custer — 2 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Custer County 1881 Courthouse will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Horse Thief Lake. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Windcross Conservancy in Buffalo Gap--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake, hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and take a memorable drive along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Custer road trip tool.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Custer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 1 night

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood day trip website.

Getting from Custer to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will leave for Devils Tower on the 12th (Wed).
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Devils Tower — 1 night

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 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery, see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Devils Tower trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Devils Tower takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Devils Tower. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll set off for Buffalo on the 13th (Thu).
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Buffalo

Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Buffalo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Buffalo takes 2 hours. In July in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and then trek along Observation Point Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Fairy Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Buffalo in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amphitheater Lake, then take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then explore the activities along Leigh Lake, and finally stroll through Jenny Lake Trail.

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Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Idaho Falls.
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Idaho Falls — 1 night

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Willard Arts Center, admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Idaho, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Idaho Falls. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Idaho Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sky.
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Big Sky — 3 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trek along Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beehive Basin Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Soldiers Chapel, hike along Lava Lake Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Big Sky tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Big Sky takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Idaho Falls in July, with highs in Big Sky at 77°F and lows at 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Medora.
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Medora — 2 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, then stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, and finally cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Medora trip planning tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Big Sky to Medora in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Big Sky in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Medora: highs are around 85°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fargo.
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Fargo — 1 night

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, and then see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum.

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Getting from Medora to Fargo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Fargo. July in Fargo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Voyageurs National Park.
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Voyageurs National Park — 3 nights

Minnesota calls itself "The Land of 10,000 Lakes," and a good number of these lie inside of Voyageurs National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Locator Lake Trail and Rainy Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Echo Bay Trail and Crane Lake. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kabetogama Peninsula and take in nature's colorful creations at Ellsworth Rock Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Voyageurs National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fargo to Voyageurs National Park. In July, Voyageurs National Park is slightly colder than Fargo - with highs of 78°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Rochester.
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Rochester — 1 night

Rochester is a city in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Plummer House and then play a few rounds at Maple Valley Golf & Country Club.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Voyageurs National Park to Rochester. Traveling from Voyageurs National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rochester, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.