24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 5 nights
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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park tour builder app.

Winnipeg, Canada to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Winnipeg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rapid City

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kids will enjoy Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Sylvan Lake in Custer (about 56 minutes away). Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bear Country USA, meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, and get in on the family fun at Storybook Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rapid City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. There's much more to do: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, explore the striking landscape of String Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Grand Teton National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in July; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner, approximately Gardiner away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 5 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Wisconsin Deer Park. When in Wisconsin Dells, make a side trip to see Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Spring Green, approximately Spring Green away. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, stop by Kernel Popcorn's Factory, and get in on the family fun at Wilderness Territory.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells tour site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Wisconsin Dells in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Wisconsin Dells: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 3 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mall of America and Minnehaha Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, make a trip to Minnehaha Falls, enjoy some diversion at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.

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.