24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
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Nashville
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Sioux Falls
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Badlands National Park
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Custer
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Spearfish
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Buffalo
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Red Lodge
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Cooke City
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Gardiner
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Dillon
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Wisdom
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Three Forks
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West Yellowstone
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Jackson Hole
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Casper
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Nashville — 1 night

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville attractions planning tool.

Macon to Nashville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Macon to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sioux Falls.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Museums

Sioux Falls — 1 night

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral and then stroll around Falls Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Sertoma Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and then hike along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Sioux Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in August: high temperatures in Sioux Falls hover around 80°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Badlands National Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then stroll through Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online vacation 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sioux Falls in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Badlands National Park, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Custer.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Custer — 2 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Windcross Conservancy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Custer road trip planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in September, expect nights in Custer to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Spearfish.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Spearfish — 2 nights

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and then explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and then appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Spearfish route planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Spearfish. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.
Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping
Side Trips

Buffalo — 1 night

Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip planner.

You can drive from Spearfish to Buffalo in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will leave for Red Lodge on the 6th (Tue).
Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Red Lodge — 1 night

Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Montana Candy Emporium and then explore the activities along Wild Bill Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Red Lodge trip planning app.

You can drive from Buffalo to Red Lodge in 3.5 hours. In September in Red Lodge, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Cooke City.
Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Cooke City — 1 night

Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): trek along Clarks Fork Trail and then cruise along Bear Tooth Pass Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): stop by Cooke City General Store, then get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Yellowstone Trading Post.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cooke City trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Cooke City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Red Lodge in September; daily highs in Cooke City reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Gardiner — 2 nights

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gardiner holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Gardiner takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dillon.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Dillon

Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get all the information you need at Dillon Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dillon trip planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to Dillon in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in September: high temperatures in Dillon hover around 70°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wisdom.
Museums

Wisdom — 1 night

Wisdom is a small town in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wisdom online travel planner.

You can drive from Dillon to Wisdom in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Three Forks.
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Three Forks — 1 night

Three Forks is a city in Gallatin County, Montana, United States and is located within the watershed valley system of both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers drainage basins — and is historically considered the birthplace or start of the Missouri River. On the 12th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Three Forks itinerary planning app.

Drive from Wisdom to Three Forks in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Three Forks are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.
Parks · Nature
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone vacation planner.

You can drive from Three Forks to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Three Forks in September: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 64°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.
Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Jackson Hole — 3 nights

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Take a break from Jackson Hole with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Teton Raptor Center, head outdoors with Teton Backcountry Rentals, make a trip to Town Square, and examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jackson Hole, with lows around 38°F. You will leave for Casper on the 17th (Sat).
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Casper — 2 nights

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. To plan Casper vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Casper takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, expect Casper to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 44°F. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.